International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IBC)

Comité international de bioéthique de l'UNESCO (CIB)
Международный комитет по биоэтике

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Founded by B-XB3383 - UNESCO. Statutes of permanent committee adopted at 154th Session of UNESCO Executive Board, 7 May 1998.


Promote reflection on ethical and legal issues raised by research in life sciences and their applications; encourage exchange of ideas and information, particularly through education; encourage action to heighten awareness among specialized groups, public and private decision-makers and the general public; in contribute to dissemination and promotion of principles set out in the normative instruments adopted by UNESCO (Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights, 1997; International Declaration on Human Genetic Data, 2003; Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, 2005).


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Annual session, convened by UNESCO Director-General; Committee; Working Groups. An Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC) -- Comité intergouvernemental de bioéthique (CIGB) is also set up under 1998 Statutes, comprising 36 representatives of UNESCO Member States, elected by UNESCO General Conference. Secretariat ensured by Section for Bioethics and Ethics of Science, Division of Ethics, Youth and Sport of UNESCO.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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