Non-Governmental Organisations



Strasbourg, 15 December 2008

Thursday 29 January 2009 from 10.45 am to 12.15 am
room 2, Palais de l’Europe

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Nomination of a rapporteur

4. Approval of the synopsis of the 2008 Autumn Session meeting (CONF/TG/GEN(2008)SYN1)

5. Draft work programme : for discussion and approval

      a. towards a new Council of Europe Convention combating all forms of violence against women
      b. Balanced participation in decision-making
      c. Involving men in achieving gender equality
      d. Wage gap between women and men

6. Planning on how to work within the new structure of the transversal group : for discussion

    Within the group / with the Conference of INGOs / with the Parliamentary Assembly and its Committee on Equal Opportunities between Women and Men/ with the Committee of Ministers / with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities / with the CDEG

7. Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings: current state of ratifications, Committee of the Parties of the convention, GRETA : briefing

8. Upcoming international meetings of importance: i.e. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) March 2009: for information

9. Other business