Deputy Secretary General at IPACS Steering Committee

1 July 2019 Paris

In co-operation with the French Presidency, the Council of Europe has hosted the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) Steering Committee: an informal network bringing together intergovernmental organisations, international sports’ representatives and governments,...

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Belarus signed the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products

Deputy Secretary General 24 June 2019 Strasbourg

Anatoli Hrushkousky (Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus), in the presence of Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, signed today the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes...

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Italy ratifies Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

Deputy Secretary General 11 June 2019 Strasbourg

Italy has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, during a ceremony today at the Palais de l’Europe, with Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of...

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Welcome to Morocco, 55th State Party to Convention 108!

28 May 2019 Strasbourg

Morocco becomes the 55th State party to the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as “Convention 108". It is also the 6th country in the African region to accede to it. Today, Mr Khalid AFKIR, Consul General of Morocco in...

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Deputy Secretary General meets women’s rights’ representatives

24 May 2019 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met today met with representatives of global and regional mechanisms on women’s rights. The conversation focused on opportunities and strategies to strengthen the Platform that brings together all the mechanisms led by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against...

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Tunisia, 30th country to sign Convention 108+

Deputy Secretary General 24 May 2019 Strasbourg

Today, 24 May 2019, M. Mohamed Ridha BEN MOSBAH, Ambassador of the Tunisian Republic in Brussels, signed the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Processing of Personal Data in presence of the Deputy Secretary General Ms Gabriela Battaini-Dragoni....

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Council of Europe and European Commission strengthen their co-operation to support reforms in the Member States

Deputy Secretary General 2 April 2019 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council and Maarten Verwey, Director-General of the European Commission's Structural Reform Support Service announced today a new co-operation framework to provide support to a number of EU and Council of Europe member states under the...

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Deputy Secretary General opens 12th European Forum on the rights of the child in Brussels

Deputy Secretary General 2 April 2019 Brussels

“Action against violence. Action to protect against abuse in the digital age. Action to support migrant and refugee children” emphasized Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni while opening the 12th European Forum on the rights of the child in Brussels. Deputy Secretary General underlined the relevance of...

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“Tackling Gender Stereotypes and Sexism”: international conference in Helsinki

Council of Europe 27 March 2019 Strasbourg

Gender stereotypes and sexism represent a serious limit to the achievement of substantive gender equality: equal rights for women and men in all spheres of public and private life. Gender stereotypes and sexism contribute to different forms of hate speech (on line and off-line) and discrimination...

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Meeting with Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, European Parliament rapporteur on EU accession to the Istanbul Convention

Deputy Secretary General 13 March 2019 Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni has held a meeting in Strasbourg with Ms Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, European Parliament rapporteur on EU accession to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, to discuss the...

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