Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 7, insert the following paragraph:
"In the light of current demographic trends and repercussions from the financial crisis, notably in Europe, there is an urgent need to enhance the sustainability of pension systems and the adequacy of pension levels in many countries, not least as a result of austerity measures that have escalated social inequalities. Referring to the Assembly’s Resolution 1882 (2012) and Recommendation 2000 (2012) on decent pensions for all, the enlarged Assembly calls for the OECD and the Council of Europe to work together with a view to promoting good practice in this field and preparing practical instruments (such as guidelines) for advising member States in their ongoing or forthcoming pension system reforms."
Explanatory Note :
The amendment underscores the pertinence of adjustments to national pension systems and seeks more collaboration between the Council of Europe and the OECD in this field.