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Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC)

Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC)

IN Ethics, Science and Sports Division, Social and Human Sciences
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Programme Director:
Mr. Joel Ongoto
Date:
January 3, 2018
Location:
Kenya
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About the Programme

The Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC) was created in 1998, under Article 11 of the Statutes of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC). It is comprised of 36 Member States whose representatives meet at least once every two years to examine the advice and recommendations of the IBC. It informs the IBC of its opinions and submits these opinions along with proposals for follow-up of the IBC’s work to UNESCO’s Director-General for transmission to Member States, the Executive Board and the General Conference.
The 36 Member States are elected by UNESCO’s General Conference taking into account cultural diversity and balanced geographical representation. Members serve for terms of about four years, from the end of the ordinary session of the General Conference in which they are elected until the end of the second subsequent ordinary session.