Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Sergiy Kyslytysya met with a delegation of the Council of Europe headed by Children's Rights Coordinator Ms. Regina Jensdottir. The conversation was focused on implementation of certain elements of the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Ukraine for 2015-2017.
In particular, the sides discussed the issue of combating violence against vulnerable groups of society, especially women and children, the CoE-related projects for Ukraine and preparation for ratification of the Istanbul Convention by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian side underlined the need for deeper regionalization of project activities of the Council of Europe in the context of comprehensive decentralization and strengthening of the role of local communities in Ukraine. Also discussed was the issue of relevant information support for the CoE’s project activities in human rights sphere.