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PROGRAMME

DAY 1 - SATURDAY 26 JUNE 1999


MORNING

Registration of participants

AFTERNOON

15.00 Opening Ceremony[Plenary]

Election of Conference Officers - Procedural matters
[Presented by Secretary-General of Conference]

Keynote addresses
Presentations of 30 minutes by prominent personalities aimed at setting the scene for the events scheduled over the following days.

1. SCIENCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
The promises and perspectives of science in the coming decades. Demands for science. The frontiers of science. Towards interdisciplinary research and the need for international co-operation in research. Ethical issues associated with new developments.
Josť I. Vargas
President, Third World Academy of Sciences

2. SCIENCE IN RESPONSE TO BASIC HUMAN NEEDS
Scientific research as an essential means of meeting society's needs in food, water, energy, health care, shelter, safety and the alleviation of poverty.
M.S. Swaminathan
President, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India

3. THE SCIENTIST AS GLOBAL CITIZEN
The responsibility of the scientist to digest the growing volume of knowledge, to share the knowledge with the rest of the society understand where this new knowledge will lead.
Neal Lane
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, USA

4. SCIENCE AND HUMAN VALUES
Ethical principles and values in science. Promotion of science for peaceful purposes. Ethical challenges of modern scientific developments. Good practices and conduct in scientific research. Education of scientists as conscientious and responsible citizens and contributors to the culture of peace.
Sir Josef Rotblat
Founder and former President, Pugwash Conferences on science and world affairs.

 

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