Work Programme of the IBC for 2014-2015

Based on the discussions during the 20th Session of the International Bioethics Committee (Seoul, Republic of Korea, June 2013), and based on the conclusions of the 8th Session of the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (Paris, September 2013), as well as on the input of UNESCO’s Secretariat, the Bureau of the IBC finalized in March 2014 the work programme of the Committee for 2014-2015 as follows:

The Committee also endorsed the idea discussed by the UN Interagency Committee on Bioethics (UNIACB) about the possibility to coordinate the activities of UNIACB members under the umbrella of Ethics and Governance of Converging Techno-sciences for Equitable Societies, and expressed its willingness to cooperate and actively collaborate with its expertise, as deemed appropriate by the IBC, if this initiative should materialize. In fact, the UNIACB had agreed on Ethics and Governance of Converging Techno-sciences for Sustainable Societies, but the IBC proposed that the term “equitable societies” more precisely reflected the idea of achieving equity and justice within the framework of sustainable development.

The Committee will remain open to addressing other emerging bioethical challenges during the 2014-2015 biennium.


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