UN Inter-Agency Committee on Bioethics

Noting the increasing need for international engagement and dialogue in the field of bioethics between different inter-governmental organizations within and outside the United Nations system, further to a consultative meeting convened by UNESCO in September 2001, the UN Inter-Agency Committee on Bioethics (UNIACB) was established in March 2003.

By providing a forum for exchange of information in the field of bioethics and related issues, with special attention to human rights, UNIACB intends to promote coordination and cooperation in the activities carried out by its members.

Membership

Membership in the Committee is open to the Secretariat of intergovernmental organizations and to institutions as follows:

  • Members: The United Nations and those specialized agencies that have developed programmes in, or carry out specific activities focusing on bioethics, including its human rights aspects and other related issues;
  • Associate Members: Other international and regional intergovernmental organizations and institutions outside the United Nations system, particularly regional agencies of developing countries, engaged in activities relating to bioethics, including its human rights aspect and other related issues.

Composition of UNIACB

Members

Associate Members

Recent Activities of Members and Associate Members

More information about UNIACB

Permanent Secretariat/Contact

For further information:

Permanent Secretariat
UN Inter-Agency Committee on Bioethics

UNESCO
Bioethics and Ethics of Science Section
Division of Ethics, Youth and Sport
c/o Mr Tee Wee Ang
7, place de Fontenoy
75732 Paris 07 SP
France
Tel. +33 1 45 68 39 45
Email: uniacb(at)unesco.org

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