24th (Ordinary) Session of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and 10th (Ordinary) Session of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST)

Cuándo, hora local: 
Lunes, 11 septiembre 2017 - 10:00am - Viernes, 15 septiembre 2017 - 5:30pm
Dónde: 
Francia, Paris
Tipo de evento: 
Category 6-Expert Committee
Contacto: 
ibc@unesco.org

The public meetings of the 24th (Ordinary) Session of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and the 10th (Ordinary) Session of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) will be held jointly in Room XI at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris) on 12 and 13 (morning) September 2017.

During these sessions, COMEST will be finalizing its draft report on robotics ethics; and discussing its preliminary draft report on water ethics (freshwater, ocean, coastal areas). The IBC will also be finalizing its draft reports on the the bioethical response to the situation of refugees; and on big data and health. The advisory bodies will also be holding joint discussions on emerging challenges for science and society; and on their respective work programmes for 2018-2019.

The working languages for the sessions will be English and French with simultaneous interpretation provided in these two languages. All relevant documents for the sessions will be prepared in these two languages and will be made available on this website prior to the meetings.

Meetings reserved for IBC and COMEST members only will be organized on 11, 13 (after the closing of the public session), 14 and 15 September 2017.