Extraordinary Session of COMEST, Paris, France, 12-13 November 2008

The World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) held an Extraordinary Session at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 12 and 13 November 2008.

During the session, the following items were discussed:

  • Environmental ethics, including ethical implications of climate change;
  • Science ethics, including particularly the implementation of the 1974 Recommendation on the Status of Scientific Researchers;
  • Nanotechnology ethics;
  • Information ethics.

Pierre Sané, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, addressed the opening session on behalf of the UNESCO Director-General. Alain Pompidou, the Acting President of COMEST, introduced the objectives and modalities of COMEST for 2008-2009.


John Crowley, j.crowley(at)unesco.org
Tel: + 33 (0)1 45 68 38 28

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