Seminar for the Establishment of a National Bioethics Committee in Paraguay

Organized jointly by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) of Paraguay and the Scientific Society of Paraguay, this seminar will support the creation of a National Bioethics Committee.

As a result of the initiative taken by the country to create a Steering Committee for the Establishment of a National Bioethics Committee (NBC) in Paraguay after a resolution from the Minister President of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Paraguay dated June 2012, the seminar will gather thirty participants, including international experts, researchers, government officials and professionals in the field of bioethics, health, environmental, agricultural and livestock science, as well as lawyers and journalists.

It will consist of two panels.

The first panel will present different views on National Bioethics Committees (NBC), a comparative study of the NBC standard building in Europe and the Latin American and Caribbean countries - including the cases of Colombia and Brazil -, as well as the practical experience and background of the development of bioethics in Paraguay.

In a second panel, national visions about the creation of a National Bioethics Committee in Paraguay will be held by representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Paraguay, and NGOs.

In addition to these sessions, UNESCO will provide recommendations for the creation of this NBC, as well as draw up the document proposing its establishment.

Similar meetings were recently held in El Salvador, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica in the framework of the UNESCO’s Assisting Bioethics Committees project, as UNESCO support to capacity building in Bioethics in Latin America.

As of March 2013, 13 National Bioethics Committees are established in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Details

Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 21.03.2013 09:00 local time
End 22.03.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Vidal, Susana
Organizer UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean
Contact psantos@unesco.org
Country Paraguay
City Asunción
Venue Hotel Cecilia
Street Mcal. Estigarribia esquina Estados Unidos
Room
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event Spanish
Estimated number of participants 30
Official Website Network of National Bioethics Committees in Latin America and the Caribbean (in Spanish)
Link 1 Agenda (in Spanish)
Link 2 UAssisting Bioethics Committees (ABC) NESCO Project
Link 3
Link 4

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