Social Responsibility and Health

Within the framework of its work programme for 2008-2009, IBC continues its work on the principle of social responsibility and health, in order to complete and finalize the report on this subject.

A new working group involving new members of the Committee was established and met at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 2 to 4 July 2008.

IBC examined the preliminary results of the working group (Draft Report on Social Responsibility and Health [PDF]) at its fifteenth (ordinary) session in October 2008 and also had the opportunity to hear comments and opinions from members of the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC) at the joint session of IBC and IGBC in October 2008.

On the basis of the discussions at the 15th session and the exchanges with IGBC, IBC is now revising and completing its work on this issue, with a view to sapproval by the Committee of its final report at the sixteenth session of IBC in 2009.

Relevant documents
Draft Report on Social Responsibility and Health (29 March 2009) [PDF]
Report of the first meeting of the working group [PDF]
Preliminary Draft Report of the Working Group (2007) [PDF]

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