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Eastern Mediterranean / Arab States Regional Summit of National Ethics & Bioethics Committees

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As a follow-up to the Global Summit of National Ethics / Bioethics Committees (Berlin, March 2016), UNESCO and the World Health Organization (WHO) are jointly organizing the “Eastern Mediterranean / Arab States Regional Summit of National Ethics & Bioethics Committees” in coordination with the Omani Bioethics Committee and at Sultan Qaboos University, in Muscat, Oman, from 5 to 6 April 2017.

The objectives of this meeting are to:

1. Explore and discuss methods of regional collaboration, with special focus on development and work of national ethics / bioethics committees.

2. Raise public awareness and education on bioethics in Member States, in line with findings and recommendations of related surveys / workshops held by WHO/EMRO and UNESCO in the region.

3. Strengthen linkages between the bioethics committees and policy makers (ministries of health; education; science and technology).

4. Share experiences and deliberate on regional health-related ethical issues.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 05.04.2017 07:00 local time
End 06.04.2017 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Sugita, Seiko
Organizer UNESCO and WHO
Contact Seiko Sugita, s.sugita@unesco.org
Country Oman
City Muscat
Venue Sultan Qaboos University
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the Sultanate of Oman to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 40
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO Office in Beirut
Link 2 UNESCO and bioethics
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