In the draft resolution, paragraph 4, replace the words " the United Nations to set up a global committee" with the following words: "Unesco in setting up the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST)".
The rapporteur refers to the exact name of COMEST set up by Unesco in 1998. The mandate of COMEST has evolved and today covers four major topics establishing stronger links between science, technologies and sustainable development: 1) Ethics and Climate Change 2) Science Ethics 3) Development Ethics 4) Ethics of Nanotechnologies and Converging Technologies
In the draft resolution, paragraph 4, second sentence, delete the words "could and".
The rapporteur wishes to grammatically simplify the sentence.
In the draft resolution, paragraph 10.1, after the words "using the experience", replace the words "of the Forum of National Ethics Committees (NEC Forum)" with the following words: "acquired in the framework of the European Conference of National Ethics Committee (COMETH) initiated by the Council of Europe, and more recently the Forum of National Ethics Committee (NEC Forum) funded by the European Commission,"
The rapporteur wishes to clarify that the Council of Europe had a pioneering role when it launched the European Conference of National Ethics Committee (COMETH) in early 1990s. Subsequently, the European Commission was inspired by this initiative and created the Forum of National Ethics Committees at the level of its member states (27) and EU candidate countries.