1039th meeting – 22 October 2008

Appendix 1
(Item 1.1)

1039 Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies
(Strasbourg, 22 (9.30 a.m.) October 2008)


Agenda

1.

General questions

1.1

Adoption of the agenda

(CM/Del/OJ(2008)1039)

1.2

Preparation of forthcoming meetings

1.3

Communication from the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General

(SG/Com(2008)1039)

1.4

Report of the Bureau

(CM/Bur/Del(2008)15)

1.5

Transfer of chairmanship between Sweden and Spain – Preparation

(CM/Notes/1039/1.5 of 21.10.2008)

1.6

Election of the Secretary General – Procedure

(Item postponed)

1.7

Conference on “International Courts and Tribunals – The challenges ahead”
(London, 6-7 October 2008) – Report

(IntCourtTribConf(2008)Conclusions)
(CM/Notes/1039/1.7 of 21.10.2008)

2.

Democracy and political questions

2.1

The Council of Europe and the conflict in Georgia

(CM(2008)150)
(CM/Notes/1039/2.1 of 21.10.2008)

2.1bis

Current political questions
- Statement by the Representative of France on behalf of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

2.2

Situation in Cyprus

2.3

27th quadripartite meeting between the Council of Europe and the European Union
(Strasbourg, 20 October 2008) – Follow-up

(Item postponed)

2.4

Monitoring Group (GT-SUIVI.AGO) –
Oral progress report by the Chair on the Group’s work

(CM/Del/Dec(2008)1038/1.1)
(CM/Notes/1039/2.4 of 20.10.2008)

3.

Parliamentary Assembly

3.1

Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers

a. Written Question No. 554 by Mr Jensen: “The situation for the homosexuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

(CM/AS(2008)Quest554)
(CM/Notes/1039/3.1a of 14.10.2008)

b. Written Question No. 555 by Mr Elzinga: “Discrimination against sexual orientation”

(CM/AS(2008)Quest555)
(CM/Notes/1039/3.1b of 14.10.2008)

c. Written Question No. 556 by Mr Jensen: “The situation for the homosexuals in Serbia”

(CM/AS(2008)Quest556)
(CM/Notes/1039/3.1c of 14.10.2008)

4.

Human rights

4.1

Abolition of the death penalty in all member states of the Council of Europe

(CM/Del/Dec(2001)769/4.4, CM/Del/Dec(2005)924/4.2, CM/Del/Dec(2005)939/1.1, CM/Del/Dec(2005)941/4.1, CM/Del/Dec(2006)953/4.2, CM/Del/Dec(2006)962/4.3, CM/Del/Dec(2006)974/4.1, CM/Del/Dec(2007)985/4.4, CM/Del/Dec(2007)993/4.1, CM/Del/Dec(2007)1009/4.3 and CM/Del/Dec(2008)1025/4.4)
(CM/Notes/1039/4.1 of 9.10.2008)

4.2

Thematic exchange of views on Council of Europe action to foster gender equality

(Item postponed)

4.3

“Gender equality principles in the Parliamentary Assembly” –
Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1819 (2007)

(Item prepared by the TC-EG)

(REC_1819 (2007) and CM/AS(2008)Rec1819 prov)
(CM/Notes/1039/4.3 of 13.10.2008)

(Item postponed)

4.4

Draft terms of reference on the elaboration of a Council of Europe convention on violence against women, including domestic violence, as well as its possible contents – Oral progress report
(Item prepared by the GR-J and the GR-H on 16.10.2008, in the presence of TC-EG)

(CM/Del/Dec(2008)1030/4.5, CM(2008)128 add2, DD(2008)377, GR-H(2008)22,
GR-J(2008)12, GR-H(2008)22 add, GR-J(2008)12 add, DD(2008)532, DD(2008)533, DD(2008)534, DD(2008)550, DD(2008)555, DD(2008)557, DD(2008)558 and DD(2008)562)
(CM/Notes/1039/4.4 of 20.10.2008)

4.5

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights –
3rd periodical activity report (July – September 2008)

(CommDH(2008)32)

4.6

Colloquy: “Towards stronger implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights at national level” (Stockholm, 9-10 June 2008) – Follow-up

(CM/Del/Dec(2008)1030/4.7 and CMDel/Dec(2008)1037/1.1)
(CM/Notes/1039/4.6 of 16.10.2008)

6.

Social cohesion

6.1

European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS)

a. Abridged report of the 20th meeting (Strasbourg, 29-30 May 2008)

b. Draft terms of reference of the European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS)

c. Extension of the terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on Social Policy for Families and Children (CS-SPFC)

(Item prepared by the GR-SOC on 9.10.2008)

(CM(2008)136)
(CM/Notes/1039/6.1 of 10.10.2008)

6.2

European Health Committee (CDSP)

a. Abridged report of the 61st meeting (Strasbourg, 11-13 June 2008)

b. Draft terms of reference of the European Health Committee (CDSP)

(Item prepared by the GR-SOC on 9.10.2008)

(CM(2008)133)
(CM/Notes/1039/6.2 of 10.10.2008)

6.3

Partial Agreement in the Social and Public Health Field –
Consumer Health Protection Committee (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-SC) –
Abridged report of the 1st meeting (Strasbourg, 12 June 2008)

(Item prepared by the GR-SOC on 9.10.2008)

(CM(2008)124)
(CM/Notes/1039/6.3 of 10.10.2008)

6.4

8th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Migration Affairs
(Kyiv, Ukraine, 4-5 September 2008) – Report of the Secretary General
(Item prepared by the GR-SOC on 9.10.2008)

(CM(2008)134)
(CM/Notes/1039/6.4 of 10.10.2008)

6.5

Strategic approach to the Council of Europe’s (public) health and related issues
(Item prepared by the GR-SOC on 9.10.2008)

(GR-SOC(2008)9 and CM(2005)37)
(CM/Notes/1039/6.5 of 10.10.2008)

8.

Youth and sport

8.1

Council of Europe and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – Foundation Board
(Item prepared by the GR-C on 14-15.10.2008)

(CM/Del/Dec(2003)848/8.1 and CM/Del/Dec(2006)957/8.1)
(CM/Notes/1039/8.1 of 16.10.2008)

11.

Administration and logistics

11.1

Financial statements of the Council of Europe for the year ended 31 December 2007

- External Auditor’s report 2007 and comments by the Secretary General

- Exchange of views with Mr T.J. Burr, National Audit Office (United Kingdom) and Mrs Bettina Jakobsen, Chair of the Audit Committee

(Item prepared by the GR-PBA on 23.9.2008)

(CM/Inf(2008)40, CM(2008)100, CM(2008)100 corr and CM(2008)113)
(CM/Notes/1039/11.1 of 7.10.2008)

11.2

Financial statements of the Partial Agreement establishing the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity for the year ended 31 December 2007
(Item prepared by the GR-PBA on 23.9.2008)

(CM(2008)100, CM(2008)111 and CM(2008)113)
(CM/Notes/1039/11.2 of 7.10.2008)

11.3

Financial statements of the Partial Agreement on the European Support Fund for the
co-production and distribution of creative cinematographic and audio visual works “Eurimages” for the year ended 31 December 2007
(Item prepared by the GR-PBA on 23.9.2008)

(CM(2008)100, CM(2008)112 and CM(2008)113)
(CM/Notes/1039/11.3 of 7.10.2008)

11.4

Changes to the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations): streamlining of external recruitment procedures
(Item prepared by the GR-PBA on 9.10.2008)

(CM(2008)125 rev2)
(CM/Notes/1038/11.1 rev of 14.10.2008)

13.

Any other business



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