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Ireland begins Presidency of the Council of Europe

Today Ireland takes over the six-month Presidency of the Council of Europe for the first time in over 20 years.

Ireland will focus on protecting human rights in light of the Ukraine war and fostering a welcoming, inclusive and diverse Europe during its six-month stint at the helm of the Council of Europe (CoE), the region’s human rights body.

A number of key meetings of the council will be held in Dublin during the Irish presidency.*

The State will use the Irish presidency to focus the council’s on the challenge of migration under the theme of “Fáilte”, aimed at fostering a “Europe of welcome, inclusion and diversity”.

The Republic will also promote the importance of participating in democracy and youth engagement during its presidency, sharing the experience of citizens’ assemblies at home with council members.

For more info visit the Presidency website

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