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Second Regional Meeting of National Bioethics Committees in Latin America and the Caribbean

When, local time: 
Thursday, 10 September 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, 11 September 2015 - 4:00pm
El Salvador, San Salvador
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Susana Vidal,

From 10 to 11 September 2015, UNESCO will convene the Second Regional Meeting of National Bioethics Committees (NBCs) in San Salvador, El Salvador. Organized by the Latin America and the Caribbean Programme for Bioethics of UNESCO and the National Bioethics Committee of El Salvador, the event will gather coordinators of existing National Bioethics Committees as well as representants of those in the process of creation.

The event has as main goal the exchange of good practices for the creation, operation and strengthening of NBCs. The aim will be to consolidate a common space for identification of the main needs and difficulties of already existing Committees and seek opportunities for mutual cooperation within the framework of the Latin American and the Caribbean Network of NBCs created in 2013.

UNESCO will contribute to this task through the promotion of NBC meetings and the provision of information and technical assistance thought its Assisting Bioethics Committees (ABC) Programme.