A valuable up-to-date compendium of bioethical knowledge

Dev World Bioeth. 2005 Sep;5(3):216-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8847.2005.00118.x.


In this brief article, we examine the document entitled Universal Draft Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, published by UNESCO in June 2005. We examine it in terms of its content and its appropriate role in global bioethics movements in the future. We make clear our view on the declaration: the declaration, despite a variety of serious problems, remains a valuable bioethical document and can contribute in substantial ways to the happiness of people throughout the world.

MeSH terms

  • Bioethics*
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Human Rights*
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • United Nations*