19.09.2011 - UNESCO Office in Moscow

Declaration on Ethical Principles of Science Activity for the CIS member-states

The book “Ethical Principles of Science Activity” has been just published in Russian and English. This edition was prepared by the group of experts in the field of ethics and bioethics, Prof. Ruben G. Apressyan, Prof. Olga I. Kubar and Prof. Boris G. Yudin.

The work of the project group and the current edition have been supported by the Permanent Commission of Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States on Science and Education and the UNESCO Moscow Office. The book contains the Draft Declaration for the CIS member-states on Ethical Principles of Science Activity and the Analytical Review on this issue, which were developed on the basis of analysis of world and regional ethical-normative experience. The Declaration proposes an ethical standard both, for science activity as such and for public and state policies aimed to secure it. Adoption of the Declaration will provide normative basis for assessment of social and humanitarian risks and benefits of scientific research and technological developments. The Declaration conception reflects UNESCO strategic priorities in the field of ethics of science and technology.

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