International Bioethics Committee (IBC)
I. The comprehension of reproductive human cloning in all its points of aspect embracing the status of therapeutic cloning
II. Updating the policy about the status of genetic engineering including the development of genetic technology
Being the sub-body of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, International Bioethics Committee (IBC) is an association consisting of 36 independent experts of natural sciences and biology from all over the world. It was created in order to reflect the ethical and legal issues of research in life sciences while also encouraging the exchange of ideas and information. IBC creates an environment of cooperation for the intergovernmental or non-governmental organizations that are concerned about the issues in the field of bioethics. Since its creation, IBC has had a part in the dissemination of the principles stated in the UNESCO Declarations in the field of bioethics while also discussing some issues such as the family ethic and the continuing evolution of the genetic technology. IBC is assembled at least once a year in order to produce various recommendations on specific issues that are later on submitted to its Director-General for transmission to the member states. In KMUN 2019, participants of IBC will be debating upon some sensitive topics of the developing biotechnology such as the comprehension of the reproductive human cloning in all its points of aspect embracing the status of therapeutic cloning and updating the policy about the status of genetic engineering including the development of genetic technology.