Eastern Mediterranean / Arab States Regional Summit of National Ethics & Bioethics Committees

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Oman, Muscat
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Seiko Sugita, s.sugita@unesco.org

As a follow-up to the Global Summit of National Ethics / Bioethics Committees (Berlin, March 2016), UNESCO and the World Health Organization (WHO) are jointly organizing the “Eastern Mediterranean / Arab States Regional Summit of National Ethics & Bioethics Committees” in coordination with the Omani Bioethics Committee and at Sultan Qaboos University, in Muscat, Oman, from 5 to 6 April 2017.

The objectives of this meeting are to:

1. Explore and discuss methods of regional collaboration, with special focus on development and work of national ethics / bioethics committees.

2. Raise public awareness and education on bioethics in Member States, in line with findings and recommendations of related surveys / workshops held by WHO/EMRO and UNESCO in the region.

3. Strengthen linkages between the bioethics committees and policy makers (ministries of health; education; science and technology).

4. Share experiences and deliberate on regional health-related ethical issues.