Council of Europe Chairmanship Priorities
16 May to 13 November Armenia is chairing for the first time the Committee of
Ministers of the Council of Europe. The Armenian Chairmanship
and objectives have been defined in response to the challenges that Council of
Europe member States are facing today with regard to the protection of human
rights, the further strengthening of democracy and the respect of the rule of
law. The Armenian Chairmanship will pursue the following goals:
┬Ě - combating racism and xenophobia in
Europe; promoting European values through intercultural dialogue;
- strengthening European
standards on human rights and on the rule of law;
┬Ě - fostering democratic societies;
- reinforcing the role of the
Council of Europe in the European architecture.
for a detailed explanation of the Armenian Chairmanship's priorities.
political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote
democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to
social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.