8th Session of the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC)

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A patient is treated by a doctor in the Santa Rosa de Lima clinic, specialized in health prevention for children in Nueva Esperanza, Honduras, some 56 kilometers from Tegucigalpa

This session of the IGBC will be mainly devoted to examining the work done by the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) in the 2012-2013 biennium. The IGBC will therefore examine the Report of the IBC on Traditional Medicine and their Ethical Implications as finalized by the IBC in February 2013; and the Draft Report of the IBC on the Principle of Non-Discrimination and Non-Stigmatization which was discussed during the 20th Session of the IBC.

Members of the IGBC will also be given the opportunity to express their opinion on the preliminary future work programme of the IBC for 2014-2015.

Furthermore, in order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the UNESCO Bioethics Programme, two items on the agenda will provide a retrospective look at past achievements and lessons learnt, and a forward looking perspective on the future of UNESCO’s actions in the field of bioethics.

A celebration event for the 20th Anniversary is also scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, 6 September 2013, after the official closure of the 8th Session of the IGBC.

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The Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC) is comprised of 36 Member States whose representatives meet at least once every two years to examine the advice and recommendations of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC).


Details

Type of Event Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Start 05.09.2013 10:00 local time
End 06.09.2013 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Feinholz, Dafna
Organizer UNESCO
Contact d.feinholz@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian
Estimated number of participants 150
Official Website More information and documents on the IGBC Session ...
Link 1 Report of the IBC on Traditional Medicine and their Ethical Implications
Link 2 Draft Report of the IBC on the Principle of Non-Discrimination and Non-Stigmatization
Link 3 Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC)
Link 4 Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the UNESCO’s bioethics programme, UNESCO Paris, France, 6 September 2013

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