United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization


The question of bioethics

Bioethics is the study of the ethical issues, which emerges from advances in biology and medicine. The field of bioethics has grown exponentially over the last 40 years. Through the advancements in medicine and biology, there have been many new scientific and technological developments. However to what extent can bioethics be justified.  There are basic principles highlighted within the universal declaration on the human genome and human rights which must be considered throughout this debate.

The question of the return or restitution of cultural property to their country of origin

UNESCO member states who have lost specific cultural objects of significance have called upon their reinstitution or return. The question is whether cultural property taken by powerful nations stays within that country or be returned to its original place where it was created. Cultural property can refer to artistic, ethnographic, archeological or historical value.

Measures to ensure the education rights of children (EFA Movement)

A goal to ensure every child receives a quality education which promotes his or her right to dignity and optimum development has long existed. However the progress made to date is far from decent. More than 72 million children of primary school age still do not attend school globally and, consequently, approximately 755 million adults are illiterate. Persistent inequality and marginalization have left children in both developed and developing countries unable or forbidden to the right of an education.