Press release - DC109(2012)

Secretary General Jagland visits Spain

Strasbourg, 22.10.2012 – Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is visiting Madrid on 23 October to attend the ceremony of the VIII Award to the most outstanding work in the eradication of domestic and gender violence. The award is granted every year by the Observatory against domestic violence, which is presided by the Spanish General Council of the Judiciary.

The Council of Europe is one of the awardees this year for its work in fighting violence against women, notably for the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention.

During his stay in Madrid, the Secretary General will hold meetings with Jesús Posada, President of Parliament; José Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation; and the members of the Spanish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Daniel Höltgen, Spokesman of the Secretary General, Mobile: +33 6 68 29 87 51
Jaime Rodríguez, Media officer, Mobile: +33 6 89 99 50 42

Council of Europe Directorate of Communications
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