25th (Ordinary) Session of the International Bioethics Committee and the Joint Session of the IBC and the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee

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The public meetings of the 25th (Ordinary) Session of the (IBC) and the Joint Session of the IBC and the IGBC will be held in Room XI at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 11 and 12 (morning) September 2018.

The first part of the morning of 11 September 2018 will be devoted to agenda items common to the IBC, the IGBC and COMEST, namely the progress report on the UNESCO Bioethics and Ethics of Science Programme, and the proposals to strengthen cooperation between IGBC, IBC and COMEST.

These will be followed by discussion of one of the main work topics of the IBC for 2018-2019: the principle of individual responsibility as related to health.

In the afternoon of 11 September, the Joint Session will examine one of the main work topics of COMEST, namely water ethics, followed by the discussion of the other main work topic of the IBC, modern parenthood.

Meetings reserved for IBC and COMEST members only will be organized on 10, 12 (after the closing of the public session), 13, and 14 September 2018.


Type of Event Category 5-Advisory Committee
Start 11.09.2018 09:30 local time
End 12.09.2018 17:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Feinholz, Dafna
Organizer UNESCO
Contact comest@unesco.org ; ibc@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquartes
Street 125, Avenue de Suffren
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website
Link 1 More information on the Session and Documents
Link 2 Online Registration (before 3 September 2018)
Link 3 International Bioethics Committee (IBC)
Link 4 Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC)