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Ethics around the World: Programme of the conferences
Information about the ethics programme of UNESCO

Interaction with national representatives and professionals
Different program scenarios are possible:
  • Focus on bioethics committees
    Information can be provided and expertise on bioethics committees can be exchanged, giving advice how to establish committees, giving examples of statutes (Constitution or Terms of Reference) and practical arrangements (ABC project)
  • Focus on ethics teaching
    Information can be provided as well examples of existing teaching programs so that with experts it can be discussed what can be done in this area, how networks can be created and new programs introduced or existing ones improved. (EEP project)
  • Focus on implementation of declarations
    Three declarations have been adopted by UNESCO over the last ten years. Information about these declarations can be disseminated and proposals for application and promotion in the Member State discussed and developed.
  • Focus on developing national legislation
    The Global Ethics Observatory Database 4 provides information about relevant legislation related to the principles of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, as well as topical areas of bioethical concern, such as medical research with human beings, organ transplantation and stem cell research. These data can be used to discuss the status of relevant legislation in the Member State.

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