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Scientific ethics and bioethics

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UNESCO Ethics Programme

In addition to the UNESCO Bioethics Programme , the Global Ethics Observatory (GEObs), the Ethics Educational Programme (EEP) and the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) are among the most important UNESCO programmes in the field of ethics. The Global Ethics Observatory http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/global-ethics-observatory/is a system of databases on bioethics and other areas of applied ethics in science and technology, such as environmental ethics, scientific ethics and ethics in technology. The goal of the Global Ethics Observatory is to create a worldwide network of experts and institutions. This UNESCO initiative is freely accessible and serves as a platform for supporting and further developing activities in ethics, in which Member States and other interested parties help to identify experts, establish ethics committees and create ethics curriculums. The Global Ethics Observatory is available in the six official UNESCO languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The UNESCO Ethics Education Programme http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/bioethics/ethics-education-programme/was created in 2004 and works to strengthen and promote the capacities of Member States regarding ethics education for the long term. The World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/comest/is an advisory body within UNESCO that formulates the ethical guidelines and recommendations in the fields of scientific and environmental ethics. The Commission is made up of 18 leading experts in the disciplines of natural and engineering sciences, law, philosophy, culture, religion and politics.

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