7th Ordinary Session of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST)

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COMEST

The 7th Ordinary Session of the World Commission for the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) will take place in Doha, Qatar, from 9 to 12 October 2011. The discussions to take place at the Session will focus primarily on matters pertaining to environmental ethics; ethical and emerging issues in nanotechnologies and converging technologies; and science ethics.

The Ordinary Session in Doha – the first time COMEST has met in the Arab region – will be an important opportunity to discuss ethical matters of science and technology in regional perspective; as well as, at the global level, to enlarge the framework of debate on science and technology; to strengthen networks of experts in ethics; and to establish a platform for future activities.


Details

Type of Event Category 5-Advisory Committee
Start 09.10.2011 09:30 local time
End 12.10.2011 19:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Crowley, John
Organizer UNESCO
Contact c.thiounn@unesco.org; s.mukherjee@unesco.org
Country Qatar
City Doha
Venue Qatar Science & Technology Park
Street Education City
Room
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 75
Official Website World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology
Link 1 UNESCO Ethics of Science and Technology Programme
Link 2 Programme [PDF, 46 KB]
Link 3 Opening Speech by Pilar Alvarez-Laso, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences [PDF, 55 KB]
Link 4 Welcome Address by Alain Pompidou, President of COMEST [PDF, 47 KB]

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