1056th meeting – 6-8 and 11 May 2009

Item 1.5

119th Session of the Committee of Ministers (Madrid, 12 May 2009) – Preparation
(CM(2008)34, CM/Del/Dec(2009)1050/1.5, CM/Del/Dec(2009)1052/1.5, CM/Del/Dec(2009)1053/1.5 and CM/Del/Dec(2009)1054/1.5)

Decisions

The Deputies, as far as the issues to be discussed at the 119th Session of the Committee of Ministers are concerned:

1. took note of the chairmanship's proposals for the items to be included on the agenda of the 119th Session of the Committee of Ministers, in the light of the draft programme prepared by the chairmanship for the Session, as it appears at Appendix 2 to the present volume of Decisions;

2. on the basis of these proposals, decided to include the following items on the draft agenda of the 119th Session:

    i. Guaranteeing the long-term effectiveness of the control system of the European Convention on Human Rights;

    ii. Relations between the Council of Europe and the European Union: overall assessment of the follow-up to the Memorandum of Understanding and to recommendations of the report by Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg;

    iii. Follow-up given to other priorities resulting from the Warsaw Summit: implementation of
    Chapter V of the Action Plan of the Third Summit;

    iv. Declaration: Making gender equality a reality;

    v. The Council of Europe and the conflict in Georgia;

    vi. Election of the Secretary General;

    vii. Declaration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Council of Europe;

    viii. The state of democracy in Europe. Belarus;

3. took note of the draft annotated agenda of the 119th Session of the Committee of Ministers, as it appears in document CM(2009)OJ1 final;

4. approved the draft Declaration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Council of Europe, as it appears in document CM(2009)50 prov7, and agreed to transmit it to the 119th Session for adoption.


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