2019 World Science Forum: Science, Ethics and Responsibility

When :

from Wednesday 20 November, 2019
to Sunday 24 November, 2019

Type of event :

Category 8-Symposium

Where :

Hungarian Accademy of Sciences, Hungarian Parliament and Mupa Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Organized every 2 years, the forum brings together scientists, policy-makers and industry to focus on the social and economic relevance, influence and responsibilities of science. This edition, organized under the theme “Science, Ethics and Responsibility”, marks the 20th anniversary of the 1999 World Conference of Science.

In the 21st century, ways of separating the scientific method from values, beliefs and opinions are no longer self-evident, and the complex realities of science call for a greater consensus in the ethical principles of scientific research. High expectations for direct economic and social returns also bring new responsibilities regarding the evaluation of scientific performance and the value of scientific research.

UNESCO will organize several sessions, and launch the Charter of Ethics of Science and Technology in the Arab Region.

Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan and UNESCO Special Envoy for Science for Peace will participate in the launch and the press conference to present the Charter of Ethics of Science and Technology in the Arab Region.

The press conference will take place on Friday 22 November 2019 at 13:30 at the Hungarian Academy of Science - Kisterem room.
Contact: Ms. Jana El-Baba (j.el-baba@unesco.org)

As an addition to the traditional programme the flow of plenary sessions will be completed by keynote lectures by eminent scientists focusing on recent and inspiring discoveries and new approaches that will be or are already shaping our future.

UNESCO Sessions

UNESCO is involved in the following sessions:

20 November, 17:30 – 22:00; Venue: Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

The urgent responsibility of science for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
21 November 2019; 11:30-13:00; Small Lecture Hall

Open Science - The Future of Science and Science for the Future
21 November 2019; 17:00-18:30 hrs; Ceremonial Hall

Gender Equality in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI): an Ethical Issue
21 November 2019; 17:00-18:30; Large lecture hall

Ethics of Artificial intelligence – Global Considerations and Potential for Africa
21 November 2019; 17:00-18:30; Library Conference Room

Science Diplomacy for Global Challenges: International Frames, Norms and Ethical Principles
22 November 2019; 17:00-18:30; large lecture hall

Launch of the Charter of Ethics of Science and Technology in the Arab Region (press conference)
Friday 22 November 2019 at 13:30, Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Kisterem room
Contact information:    UNESCO: Ms. Jana El-Baba (j.el-baba@unesco.org)