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Third Session of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology - COMEST
The World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) was created in 1997 as an advisory body of UNESCO. This initiative was aimed to address the increasing importance of an ethical approach towards the advances of science and technology.
The Commission, currently chaired by Mr. Jens Erik Fenstad, is composed of eighteen leading personalities of scientific, legal, philosophical, cultural and political fields from the various regions of the world, and has been working in six domains: ethics of fresh water, ethics of outer space, ethics of energy, ethics of the environment and sustainability, ethics of scientific education, ethics of the information society. With a broad program, this Third Session will also focus on the theme of Ethics of Nanotechnology, Education of Ethics, Code of Conduct for Scientists, Ethical implication of research on human beings in developing countries, Development of Science and Technology and Sustainability, and it will promote a Youth Forum. In parallel, there will be a meeting with Ministers from South America for the signature of a Declaration on Ethics of Science and Technology. On the invitation of the Government of Brazil, the meeting will take place in Rio de Janeiro, from 1st to 4th December 2003, at Sofitel Copacabana Hotel.

Start Date 01-12-2003
End Date 04-12-2003
Meeting Location Sofitel Copacabana Hotel, Av. Atlântica, 4240, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil