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Past Events (Ethics)

UNESCO Asia-Arab Interregional Philosophical Dialogues, 15-17 November 2011, Manila, Philippines.
Organizers: Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and Pacific, UNESCO Bangkok; UNESCO Rabat; Ateneo Human Rights Center, Ateneo de Manila University; Eubios Ethics Institute and Bin Hatem Holdings.

Programme [pdf]; Draft Abstract Book [pdf]; List of Participants [pdf]

Ethically Inclusive Practices and Policies,  9-11 November 2011, Bangkok, Thailand.  

Organized by Chulalongkorn University and the Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP), UNESCO Bangkok.                Workshop Programme [pdf]; Draft Abstract Book [pdf]  

"Ethics and Climate Change: Energy Ethics after Fukushima" 29-31 August 2011, Bangkok, Thailand.

There are 17 working groups of the ECCAP, and some draft reports are near completion after multiple reviews. The Conference will consider recent progress of these reports, and examine the status of working groups to consider mergers, and possibly new working groups, so that a plan for activities for 2012-2013 can also be made.

The Conference Programme [pdf]; Abstract Book [pdf]; List of Participants [pdf]

Mundialization, Bioethics and Policy: The 11th Asian Bioethics Conference, and 5th UNESCO Asia Pacific School of Ethics Roundtable.

Organised by the Asian Bioethics Association, the Centre for Biomedical Ethics of the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP), UNESCO Bangkok.

The Draft Conference Agenda [pdf]; Abstract book [pdf]; The Conference Flyer and other details [pdf] 

A series of consultation meetings on ethics and climate change linked to the discussions among experts and countries about the feasibility of the Declaration on Ethics and Climate Change were held in New Delhi, 29-31 March; Yokohama, 22-23 April; Auckland, 26-27 April; and Bangkok, 11-12 May. Reports will be available soon.

“Progressing Bioethics in Bangladesh for the Future”, 15 -16 March 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bioethics Education Training Workshop, 22-25 February, Bangkok.

Third Joint UNESCO-Kumamoto University Bioethics Roundtable: What is Medical? 12-13 December 2009, Kumamoto, Japan

UNESCO Workshop on Ethics and Climate Change
5 December 2009 (Flyer), Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan

Joint UNESCO-Miriam College Workshop on Environmental Ethics Education for All
2-3 December 2009, Miriam College, 
Manila, the Philippines

Consultation Workshop on Ethics of Energy Technologies and Social Sciences in Asia and the Pacific
September 2009, UP University Hotel,
Quezon City, The Philippines

Expert Consultation Meeting on Ethics of Energy Technologies Project
25 August 2009
Bangkok, Thailand
Report of the meeting [pdf file - 154 KB].

Second UNESCO Ethics Workshop
11-12 July 2009
Ministry of Planning, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ordinary Session of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) and Satellites
15-19 June 2009
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Joint UNESCO-Kadoorie Institute (University of Hong Kong) Conference on Community Engagement and the Ethical Dimensions of Energy Technologies
9 May 2009
Hong Kong, China [POSTPONED]

Tenth Asian Bioethics Conference / Fourth UNESCO Asia-Pacific School of Ethics Roundtable
26-29 April 2009
Tehran, Iran
Call for papers (pdf)

UNESCO Ethics Education Workshop
9am-4pm, 23 March 2009
Science Centre for Education, 924 Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok, Thailand

UNESCO Bioethics Workshops (preliminary)
20-21 March, 2009
New Delhi, India

UNESCO Ethics Workshop
17-18 March 2009
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Second Joint UNESCO-Miraikan Ethics Education Workshop
14 February 2009
The workshop was held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan
*Programme (pdf file, Japanese)

UNESCO Youth Ethics Training Workshop. An Introduction to the ethics of science and technology through lectures.
5 February 2009
Bangkok, Thailand

The Second Joint UNESCO-University of Kumamoto Bioethics Roundtable: The Value of Life,
13-14 December 2008, University of Kumamoto, Japan
Conference flyer (pdf file)
Contact: Prof. Takao Takahashi, Email: ttaka@kumamoto-u.ac.jp
Concurrent also with a Meeting of Ethics of Energy Technologies Working Group 1: Universalism and Environmental Values

UNESCO Ethics Education Workshop
1-2 December, 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
Conference flyer (pdf file)
Draft program (pdf file)

Ninth Asian Bioethics Conference/Third UNESCO Asia-Pacific School of Ethics Roundtable
3-7 November 2008
Joygakarta, Indonesia
Programme (pdf file, 202K)
Participants (pdf file, 240K)
Abstracts (pdf file, 519K)

Meeting of Ethics of Energy Technologies Working Group 10: Ethical Frameworks for Research Agenda and Policy
4 November 2008
Joygakarta, Indonesia

The Second Joint UNESCO-Beijing University Conference on Water Ethics,
22-23 October 2008
Peking University, Beijing, China

UNESCO Conference on Ethics of Energy Technologies: Energy Equity and
Human Security (Working Group 7),

22-23 September 2008,
The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, India
*Programme (pdf file)

UNESCO Training Workshop on Teaching Ethical Issues Associated with Science and Technology,
29 August 2008, 9am-3pm
Science Centre for Education, 924 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

UNESCO Conference on Ethics of Energy Technologies and Human Rights,
19 August 2008
UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand
* Draft Agenda (pdf file)
Live webcast: http://203.152.14.99/ue/cgi_stream

UNESCO Conference on Ethics of Energy Technologies: Ethical Views of Nature (Working Group 2),
3 August 2008
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

BPRC-UNESCO International Forum on Asian Cultures and Bioethics, 
29-30 July 2008
Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea

Joint UNESCO-UNITAR Dialogues on Ethics of Nuclear Energy Technologies,
25, 27 July 2008
UNITAR, Hiroshima, Japan
* Programme (pdf file)
*A response to the Depleted Uranium (DU) Resolution adopted at the United Nations General Assembly on 5 December, 2007 (pdf file with Conference conclusions)

Joint UNESCO-UNITAR Dialogues on the Role of Philosophers in War and Peace,
25-27 July 2008
UNITAR, Hiroshima, Japan
* A Proposal to Make a Declaration on Enduring Peace and Justice (pdf file with Conference conclusions)
*A response to the Depleted Uranium (DU) Resolution adopted at the United Nations General Assembly on 5 December, 2007 (pdf file with Conference conclusions)
* Programme (pdf file)
* Background papers: Encounters of Asia and the Arab Region with Modernity and The Invasion of Kuwait: Reasons, Agents and Chances for Peace

UNESCO Asia-Arab Interregional Philosophical Dialogues on the Roles of Philosophy in War and Peace,
25 July 2008
UNITAR, Hiroshima, Japan
* Call for papers, 25-27 July, Hiroshima, Japan (pdf file)
* Programme (pdf file)

Meeting of Ethics of Energy Technologies Working Group 12: Nuclear Dialogues,
25 July 2008
UNITAR, Hiroshima, Japan
* Programme (pdf file)

UNESCO Conference on Ethics of Energy Technologies: Energy Flow, Environment and Ethical Implications for Meat Production (Working Group 13),
24 July 2008, 9am-4pm
UNU-IAS, Yokohama, Japan
* Call for papers, 24 July, Yokohama, Japan (pdf file)
* Draft programme (pdf file)
* Background papers: David Fraser, Animal welfare and the intensification of animal production: An alternative interpretation (Rome: FAO 2005); FAO ETHICS SERIES 3, The ethics of sustainable agricultural intensification (Rome: FAO 2004); Henning Steinfeld, et al., Livestock's Long Shadow, Environmental Issues and Options (Rome: FAO 2006).

UNESCO Conference on Ethics of Energy Technologies: Adoption and Development of Energy Technologies
State of the Art review (Working Group 9),
12 June 2008, 9am-3:30pm
NSTDA building at Yothee-room 103, Bangkok, Thailand

Joint UNESCO-Macquarie University Forum on The Ethics of Energy Technology,
4 May 2008
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
http://www.els.mq.edu.au/UNESCO/unesco-forum.html

UNESCO Youth Leaders in Ethics of Science and Technology Training Workshop,
In cooperation with Science Centre for Education
10-11 April 2008
Bangkok, Thailand 

Joint COMSTECH-CBEC-UNESCO Bioethics Workshop,
27-29 March 2008
Islamabad, Pakistan 

UNESCO-CBEC Bioethics Education Workshop,
30 March 2008
Karachi, Pakistan

UNESCO-NSF Bioethics Training Workshops,
13 March (school bioethics education) 14 March (research ethics), 2008
Colombo, Sri Lanka

UNESCO-Miraikan Joint Bioethics Education Training Workshop,
Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Technologies and Innovation),
24 February 2008
Daiba, Tokyo, Japan

UNESCO-University of Kumamoto Joint Bioethics Roundtable: Self-Determination in Asia
15-16 December, 2007
University of Kumamoto, Japan
The Conference Report (pdf file)


UNESCO Pacific Regional Bioethics Workshop (in cooperation with the National Commission to UNESCO of New Zealand)
13-15 November, 2007
Apia, Samoa.
The Workshop Programme, keynote address and the summary report (pdf file).
The Tofamamao Statement (pdf file)

National Bioethics Education Workshop
10-12 December 2007
Joygakarta, Indonesia

UNESCO Conference Ethics of Energy Technologies in Asia and the Pacific (in collaboration with the Thai Ministry of Energy; Ministry of Science and Technology) Call for papers (pdf file); Draft agenda (pdf file)
Abstracts (pdf file); Meeting report (pdf file)
After an intense and stimulating three days of presentations and group
activity, we emerged with 14 cross-cultural and multidisciplinary working groups to take the project forward (invite to groups, pdf file(32kb)). The description is available in several languages, including: [ENGLISH, INDONESIAN, CHINESE, JAPANESE, KHYMER, THAI, URDU, VIETNAMESE].
Project website

Youth leader training on ethics in science and technology: UNESCO-NSM Joint training Workshop
2-3 September 2007 
National Science Museum, Bangkok,Thailand

Joint UNESCO-CAPPE Ethics Workshop  
10-11 August, 2007 
Canberra, Australia. Conference flyer (pdf)

UNESCO Bioethics Workshop (in cooperation with the National Commission to UNESCO of Vietnam and Hanoi University of Education)
14-15 August 2007
Hanoi, Vietnam

Central Asian Workshop on the Contribution of Research Ethics to the Development of National Health Research Systems. Developing a Central Asian Network and Strategic Plan for Ethics in Health Research Decision-making
Jointly organised by Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MoH-K), the Central Asian Centre on Health Research for Development (CAHRED), the Kazakhstan School of Public Health (KSPH), Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health & Human Services, United States (OHRP), UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office for Central Asia (UNESCO) and Good Clinical Practice Alliance – Europe (GCPA-E)

7-8 May 2007
Almaty, Kazakhstan

UNESCO Samoa National Bioethics Consultation
16-17 April 2007
Apia, Samoa.    

UNESCO Fiji National Bioethics Consultation 
11-13 April 2007
Suva, Fiji

Joint UNESCO-MRST-UPH Training Workshop on Ethics in Science and Technology 
2-3 April 2007
UPH, Jakarta, Indonesia

8th Asian Bioethics Conference and the UNESCO Bangkok Second Bioethics Roundtable (BBRT2) 
19-23 March 2007 
Century Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
agenda [pdf file]; participant list [pdf file]
abstracts [pdf file]
report [not yet available pdf file]

Joint UNU-UNESCO Bioethics Roundtable 
15-16 February 2007
UNU-IAS, Yokohama, Japan
meeting report [pdf file]

International Conference on Disaster Ethics
13- 16 January 2007
Host: Forum for Research and Development, Colombo, Sri Lanka (in collaboration with UNESCO)   

UNESCO Bioethics Dialogue
14 December 2006 
New Delhi, India   

Bioethics Education Training Workshop
8 December 2006 
UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand
Information: download [pdf]

Asia-Arab Inter-regional Philosophical Dialogues: Encounters of Asia and the Arab Regions with Modernity
17-18 November 2006  
Rabat, Morocco

UNESCO Bangkok Bioethics training workshops
Date: 23 August 2006 
Venue and co-organizers: Arul Anandar College, Karumathur;  and Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women, Perikalem Madurai, India

UNESCO-University of Kerala Joint International Bioethics Workshop 
21-22 August 2006 
Trivandrum, India

UNESCO Bangkok - Bioethics training workshop 
19 August 2006
Venue and co-organizers: Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, India

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Conference on Bioethics Education [together with the National Commission for UNESCO of the Republic of Korea and Ewha Women's University]
26-28 July 2006
Seoul, Korea
Joint action plan for Bioethics Education (pdf file, 70kB) The regional bioethics action plan is available in several languages, including goals of bioethics education and a series of recommendations: [ENGLISH, BAHASI INDONESIAN, CHINESE, JAPANESE, KHYMER, THAI, URDU, VIETNAMESE].

UNESCO Consultation Meeting on Codes of Ethics in Engineering and Sciences
15-16 May 2006
UNESCO Bangkok Meeting report (pdf, 76kB)
Download Conference Photo (80kb JPEG file)
Background material - 1974 Recommendation on the Status of Scientific Researchers

UNESCO Consultation Meeting on Codes of Ethics in Engineering and Sciences
24-25 April 2006
New Delhi, India
Meeting report (pdf, 46kB)
Download Conference Photo (3Mb JPEG file)

UNESCO Consultation Meeting on Codes of Ethics in Engineering and Sciences (download pdf file, Japanese and English programme included)
14 April 2006
Venue and co-organizers: Kanagawa Institute of technology Tokyo campus, Tokyo, Japan

UNESCO and Sri Lankan National Science Foundation Bioethics Workshop 31 March - 1 April 2006
Venue and co-organizers: National Science Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Conference on Ethics of Knowledge Production [under auspices of New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, and as a Rotating Bioethics Conference]
12-14 February 2006
Venue: Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand
Download meeting report (pdf file, 1.4Mb)

The Second Bangkok Workshop on Ethics Partnerships for Asia-Pacific Region
7-9 February 2006 
UNESCO Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Training Seminar on Teaching Bioethics in Secondary Schools
2 February 2006 
Imperial Tara Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

School Training Meeting on Bioethics
1 February 2006 
UNESCO Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

University of Madras and UNESCO Joint Seminar on Bioethics
26-27 January 2006 
Hotel Vestin Park and the University of Madras, Chennai, India

Vellore Diocese Meeting on Bioethics
25 January 2006 
Voohrese College, Vellore, India

Ethics and Human Rights in Medical Education
24 January 2006 
Cardinal Gracias Hall, Bangalore, India

CBEC, SIUT and UNESCO Joint Conference and Workshop on Bioethics Education
21-22 January 2006 
Dewan Farooq Medical Centre, SIUT, Karachi, Pakistan
report [pdf file]

First UNESCO Bangkok Bioethics Roundtable (BBRT1)
11-15 September 2005 
Imperial Tara Hotel, Bangkok. The Conference report (pdf file)

Bangkok Declaration on Ethics in Science and Technology Adopted on 25 March 2005 4th Session of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) 23-25 March 2005 Bangkok, Thailand

First Bangkok Workshop on Ethics Partnership for Asia-Pacific Region

21-22 March 2005 Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Cyberethics Network for Asia and the Pacific (CNAP)
The Cyberethics Network of Asia and the Pacific was established as an outcome of the AP-CAP 2005 Conference.

UNESCO RUSHSAP Regional Meeting for the Ethics of Science and Technology in the Asia-Pacific
5-7 November 2003 Imperial Tara Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Asian perspectives on ethics of science and technology                      
10-11 October 2002, Imperial Tara Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Reports from these meetings will be loaded as they become available.



                                                                                                                        Page last updated 21 November 2011.