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World Bioethics Day 2023

The theme for this year’s celebration was "Protecting Future Generations" inspired by the Article 16 of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (UDBHR) where it is explicitly stated that “the impact of life sciences on future generations, including on their genetic constitution, should be given due regard”. Protecting future generations in bioethics means guaranteeing that the ethical principles and values that steer scientific research and medical practice at present are maintained and reinforced for their benefit.

Protecting future generations is multidimensional and involves establishing the conditions which provide physical, mental, psychological, social, and moral health. It involves a dedication to ethical principles that foster health and wellbeing of individuals and society as a whole, constant reflection, dialogue, and cooperation among healthcare specialists, scholars, politicians, and the society.

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World Bioethics Day 2022

The celebration was co-organized in hybrid mode on the 19th of October by the Greek Unit, International Chair in Bioethics (WMA Cooperation Center) and the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Lab, the Hellenic National Bioethics Commission, the Open University of Cyprus, the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, the European Laboratory for Bioethics, Technoethics and Law, and the Research Center of Biopolitics.

The congress was attended by influential scientists from various disciplines, from Greece, Cyprus and abroad, who analyzed from their particular perspective current themed bioethical issues particularly connected to the impact of the recent pandemic.

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