20th Session of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC)
The 20th Session will be devoted to the following topics:
1. The IBC Draft Report on the principle of non-discrimination and non-stigmatization, as set forth in Article 11 of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights; the Committee will continue its work on the draft report, in accordance with its work programme for 2012-2013.
2. 20th Anniversary of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IBC) and the UNESCO Bioethics Programme.
3. Bioethics in Asia and the Pacific: Experiences, perspectives and new ethical challenges.
4. Bioethics in the post-2015 international sustainable development agenda.
The Committee will also be considering its work programme for 2014-2015 and elect a new Bureau for the coming two years during this Session.
The International Bioethics Committee (IBC) is a body of 36 independent experts that follows progress in the life sciences and its applications in order to ensure respect for human dignity and freedom.