International Bioethichs Committee (IBC)

As a subcommittee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Bioethics Committee (IBC), since its creation in 1993, has been in charge of issues regarding human science. Following the advice of 36 experts who are chosen according to a balanced geographical distribution and adequate qualification on either law, human rights, philosophy, education or communication in mind, the IBC plays a role of paramount importance for ensuring human dignity and freedom when implementing controversial technologies.

The International Bioethics Committee has the responsibility of promoting reflection on ethical and legal issues, as well as encouraging international collaboration on life science research that has the possibility of provoking unwanted consequences to assess and analyze whether or not new technologies have the faculty of disrupting society. The advice and recommendations produced by the IBC are widely disseminated across multiple United Nations organisms and member states.