First Session (Rabat, 1999)
The First Session of IGBC was held in Rabat (Morocco) from 7 to 13 October 1999.
At the kind invitation of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Sixth Session of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC), the First Session of IGBC and the first joint session of the two bodies was held in Rabat from 7 to 13 October 1999 under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and the Effective Presidency of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, who attended the opening ceremony on 7 October, accompanied by the members of the Moroccan Government.
IGBC, which was meeting for the first time since its inception, was informed of the work of the IBC since the adoption of the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights in 1997, and more particularly its work at the sixth session and the follow-up of the Declaration.
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