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The activities of UNESCO in the area of ethics
This article describes three categories of past and current activities in the ethics of science and technology, in particular bioethics.
The member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided in 2002 that ethics is one of the five priority areas of the organization. This article describes three categories of past and current activities in the ethics of science and technology, in particular bioethics. The first category is the global setting with the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights as the most recently adopted normative instrument. The second category focuses on capacity building in order to enable member states to apply the provisions of the declarations, through, for example, the establishment of national bioethics committees, the introduction of ethics teaching programs, and drafting of legislation and guidelines. The final category of activities is awareness raising through publications, events, and conferences. The challenges and difficulties UNESCO may face in its various activities are highlighted.
Article File KIEJ 2006.pdf

Author(s) Henk Ten Have
Periodical Name Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
Publication date 2006
Publisher The Johns Hopkins University Press





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