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Assisting Bioethics Committees (ABC)
Assisting Bioethics Committees (ABC)The Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights advocates the establishment of independent, multidisciplinary and pluralist ethics committees at national, regional, local or institutional levels.
Bioethics Committees reinforce the role of UNESCO as an international clearing house for ethical issues. Ethics committees will furthermore be one of the most important intermediary bodies for the implementation of the normative instruments adopted by the member states. In many countries, experiences exist with bioethics committees at various levels of government.

However, in the majority of member states, such committees do not exist at the moment. UNESCO has initiated a program to support the establishment and operations of bioethics committees (ABC project Assisting Bioethics Committees). The primary focus is on National Bioethics Committees involved in policy-advice, public debate and education.
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  Bioethics and Ethics of Science and Technology: A Regional Documentation Centre to be inaugurated in Cairo   Bioethics and Ethics of Science and Technology: A Regional Documentation Centre to be inaugurated in Cairo
25-03-2010 (UNESCO) - A Regional Documentation and Information Centre for Bioethics and Ethics of Science and Technology (RDIC-BEST) will be inaugurated on 29 March 2010 in Cairo, Egypt, at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt.  More...

 

  El Salvador establishes National Bioethics Commission   El Salvador establishes National Bioethics Commission
10-08-2009 (UNESCO) - The Republic of El Salvador has established a National Bioethics Commission. The Commission has been created by decree of the Minister of Public Health and Social Assistance.  More...

 

  Guinea establishes National Bioethics Committee   Guinea establishes National Bioethics Committee
30-04-2009 (UNESCO) - In the context of the UNESCO project Assisting Bioethics Committees (ABC), the Republic of Guinea has established a National Bioethics Committee. The Committee has been created by decree of the Minister of Education and Scientific Research.  More...

 




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