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Duquesne Professor Invited to Set UNESCO’s Bioethics Goals for Future

Dr. Henk ten Have, director of Duquesne University's Center for Healthcare Ethics, is among the internationally renowned bioethics specialists invited to discuss the achievements of the United Nation's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in bioethics over the last 20 years and to help establish the organization's role in the future.

The roundtable discussion on Friday, Sept. 6, in Paris will commemorate the 20th anniversary of UNESCO's bioethics program and the creation of the International Bioethics Committee. The public session will be webcast live and simultaneously translated into the six working languages of UNESCO.

Ten Have is a former director of UNESCO's Division of Ethics of Science and Technology (2003-2010) and a founding member of the International Association for Education in Ethics.

"UNESCO has taken the leading role in the field of global bioethics developing a global framework of ethical principles for healthcare and health research," said ten Have. "The challenge ahead is to make sure that these principles will be applied in health policies to improve global care, protect vulnerable populations, reduce health inequalities and to warrant that really all people are benefitting from the progress of science and technology."

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