Council of Europe strengthens cooperation with internet sector

Council of Europe 6 February 2020 Strasbourg

Five new companies and business associations today joined the Council of Europe Partnership with the IT sector aimed at promoting respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law on the internet: the artificial intelligence software provider Element AI, the International Communications...

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Deputy Secretary General opens the Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child

4 February 2020 Strasbourg

“Putting the rights of the child at the heart of the Council of Europe and taking on the existing and emerging challenges that we see in this field represent a further step in an ongoing process”, highlighted Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, while opening the First meeting of the Steering Committee...

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Council of Europe represented at 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Deputy Secretary General 27 January 2020 Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland)

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will participate today to the event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with Heads of State Delegations from 54 countries and representatives of several International...

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Deputy Secretary General at Ministerial Conference ‘International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’

Deputy Secretary General 19 January 2020 Brussels (Belgium)

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni participated in a Ministerial Conference convened by the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, presently Chairing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Ministers for Foreign Affairs of several...

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Azerbaijan ratifies Convention to protect children against sexual violence

Council of Europe 19 December 2019 Strasbourg

Azerbaijan has become the 46th state to have ratified the Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (“Lanzarote Convention”). Today, the Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Fakhraddin Ismayilov, has deposited the...

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“Act for Heritage!”: Conference in Cyprus on protecting Cultural Property

Council of Europe 24 October 2019 Strasbourg

Cultural property, as an invaluable testimony of history and identity to be preserved in all circumstances, contributes to the creation of a more peaceful, just and cohesive society. However, with alarming frequency, cultural property is targeted in both peace and wartime, often leading to a...

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Deputy Secretary General at European Heritage Days annual assembly

Deputy Secretary General 16-18 October 2019 Strasbourg

European Heritage Days, a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Union, holds its annual Assembly of national co-ordinators of the 50 States Parties to the European Cultural Convention, in presence of the Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni. European Heritage Days...

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Tunisia joins convention to protect children against sexual violence

Lanzarote Convention 15 October 2019 Strasbourg

Today Tunisia became the 45th state to join the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No.201 - “Lanzarote Convention”). Naziha Laâbidi, Minister of Women, Family and Children, has deposited the instrument of accession during a ceremony with...

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Deputy Secretary General opens joint workshop on family

Deputy Secretary General 7 October 2019 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will open together with the Italian Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family, Elena Bonetti the Joint Workshop on family as a hub for social policies. The event is organised by the Department for Family Policies of the Italian Presidency...

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