09 OTT 2018

Science for Democracy and Associazione Luca Coscioni hold a discussion on "Science for Inclusion" at the UN in Geneva

ASSEMBLEA | - Ginevra - 13:14 Durata: 1 ora 34 min
A cura di Bretema e Delfina Steri
Over the last few years, the CESCR has been working on a document that will address the implications concerning the - implementation of the right to enjoy scientific progress and the freedom indispensable for scientific research - that emanates from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the relevant articles of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), namely article 15 that sets forth: “1.

the right of everyone: (a) To take part in cultural life; (b) To enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications; (c) To benefit from the
protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

The discussion will address some of the outstanding issues discussed by the Committee to contribute to the steps to be taken by the States Parties to achieve the full realization of the right to science, including those necessary for the conservation, the development and the diffusion of science and culture, the respect of the freedom indispensable for scientific research and creative activity.

To address how to better promote and protect the benefits deriving from the encouragement and development of international contacts and co-operation in the scientific and cultural fields, the panel will address the issues of rare diseases and gender equality in research and clinical trials.

The event is the third in a series of meetings that want to contribute to norms, policies and agreements that intend to regulate science at the national or international level.

Participants will include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Rare Diseases International, Science for Democracy, Associazione Luca Coscioni, independent experts and University student.

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