UNESCO. Division of Ethics and Global Change

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UNESCO. Division of Ethics and Global Change

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  • UNESCO. Division de l'éthique et du changement global

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2012-04-06 – 2014-04-30


In 2012, the divisions of the Social and Human Science Sector were consolidated to form two new divisions: the Division of Ethics and Global Change (SHS/EGC) and the Division of Social Inclusion and Youth (SHS/SIY). The Division of Ethics and Global Change was responsible for programme activities related to bioethics and to the ethical and social dimensions of global environmental change, as well as to anti-doping and sport. The Division was composed of three teams: Bioethics, Global Environmental Change, and Anti-Doping and Sport. The Division acted as the Secretariat for the following bodies: the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC), the International Bioethics Committee (IBC), the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST), the Conference of Parties of the International Convention against Doping in Sport and the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS).

The Division was led by Elizabeth Longworth at the beginning of 2012, and then by Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences Sector Pilar Alvarez-Laso from 2012 to 2013. Phillipe Quéau was Director from February 2013 until the Division was dissolved as part of a larger reorganization of the Social and Human Sciences Sector in 2014.


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Entered after review of administrative history by Chief Archivist, AWT, 4-1-2016.




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