Sixth Session (Paris, 2009)

The sixth session of the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC) was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 9 and 10 July 2009.

A revised provisional agenda has been drawn up taking into account the changes in the implementation of the work programme of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) for the present biennium that result from the postponement of IBC’s sixteenth session for health reasons.

IGBC had the opportunity to examine and further comment on the new draft report drawn up by IBC on social responsibility and health and examined the Report of IBC on human cloning and international governance.

The following Member States of IGBC were represented: Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Syrian Arab Republic, Slovakia, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay and Zambia.

The Committee elected its Bureau on the proposals put forward by the electoral groups, as follows: Mr Abdulaziz Al Swailem (Saudi Arabia) as Chairperson; Ms Cheryl Brown (Jamaica), Ms Linda Nielsen (Denmark), Mr Rem Petrov (Russian Federation) and Mr Endang Sukara (Indonesia) as Vice-Chairpersons; and Mr Faneva Randrianadraina (Madagascar) as Rapporteur.

At the outcome of the session, IGBC approved the conclusions  of the sixth session [PDF, 31 KB], which are included in the final report of the meeting.

Final report  [PDF, 129 KB]

Working Documents

Information Documents

See also


IGBC Secretariat
Sabina Colombo
Bioethics Section
Division of Ethics of Science and Technology
Tel.: + 33 (0)1 45 68 39 39 / 38 03
Fax: + 33 (0)1 45 68 55 15
E-mail: s.colombo(at)

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