10th Extraordinary Session of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology


The public meetings of the 10th Extraordinary Session of COMEST will be held in conjunction with the 25th (Ordinary) Session of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC). These sessions 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.

The morning of 12 September 2018 will be devoted to the other main work topic of COMEST: the ethical implications of the Internet of Things.

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 13:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Feinholz, Dafna
Organizer UNESCO
Contact comest@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125, Avenue de Suffren
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website
Link 1 More information on the session and documents
Link 2 Provisional Agenda
Link 3 Online Registration (before 3 September)
Link 4 More on COMEST