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Human and Social Sciences


Human and Social Sciences

I) The International Bioethics Commission

Among UNESCO’s activities in the Human Sciences Sector, Italy has a special focus on the topic of bioethics. Thanks to her international reputation, the Vice-President of Italy’s Bioethics National Commission, Laura Palazzani from the Lumsa University, is one of the members of UNESCO’s International Bioethics Commission. The latter was established in 1993, and is made up of 36 independent experts from all over the world, who are responsible for monitoring advancements in human sciences and their application, in order to guarantee that human dignity and freedom are respected.  

II) Anti-Doping

Another key activity of UNESCO in the Sector of Human Sciences is the fight against doping in sport. Italy is a strong supporter of this effort by means of UNESCO’s Convention against Doping in Sport of 2005.