MEDICAL LAW, BIOETHICS AND MULTICULTURALISM: POINTS FOR CLOSE COOPERATION OF UNESCO AND WAML

В. Я. Мамедова (V.Y. Mammadova), В. К. Мамедов (V.G. Mammadov)

Abstract


             Medical Law and Bioethics are new scientific disciplines appeared in the end of the last century as response to the challenges and technological innovations coming to the human activities related with health and biology. To respond these challenges on the global level scientists and experts come together within different organizations on international level in attempt to find out possible suggestions and solutions, appropriate in the different parts of the world. World becomes smaller nowadays and international cooperation starts to play crucial role for future success. This increases role and importance of Multiculturalsim as approach based on general and global human values with respect to the diverse cultural needs and particularities. World Association of Medical Law (WAML) was created in 1967 in Gent, Belgium with purpose to focus on multicultural issues in the filed of Medical Law. UNESCO as one of the largest UN organizations is a key international organization in the field of science, education and culture, which declared Bioethics and Multiculturalsim as own priorities. The first session of the General Conference of UNESCO took place in Paris in 1946. Despite WAML has indirect associate membership at UNESCO as non-governmental non-profit professional organization, in recent years cooperation of these two influential organizations has not been strongly seen. The 23rdWAML Congress in Baku, Azerbaijan in July 2017 was named “Medical Law, Bioethics and Multiculturalism” and brought together these international organizations. 

Keywords:Medical Law, Health Law, Bioethics, Multiculturalsim


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