Azerbaijan , Baku, May 31 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Azerbaijan 's First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO goodwill ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva, has sent a greeting message to the participants of the 18th session of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee opened in Baku on Tuesday. Executive director of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Anar Alakbarov read out the message.
In her greeting message, Mrs.Aliyeva voiced support for holding various conferences, forums and round tables to study the bioethics.
"Each of us should realize that being citizens of our country we are also members of one family under the name of humanity. The globalization process turned each of us into a host of a large and common space. The relations among people, nations and peoples in this space must be built based on the principles of justice. If we think about tomorrow and realize our responsibilities before future generations, we must build all relations on a platform of ethics and justice," the message reads.
"This is indeed a long process," Mrs.Aliyeva believes. "I am sure that it would be possible to establish a constructive cooperation based on humanism and justice just in this case. I hope the outcome of today's session will be an important step that will promote the development of bioethics both in the world and region, and in our country."
" I express my deep appreciation to all who contributed in organizing the event, and in particular to UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, who supported its holding in Baku. I wish a successful work to the session," Mrs. Aliyeva said.
The 18th session of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO opened in Baku on Tuesday . The session will last until June 3. The session is organized by the Azerbaijani National Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) and with the support of the Azerbaijani government. The session is attended by more than 80 guests, including members of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, UNESCO staff, reporters and observers.
A message by Bokova also was read at the Opening Session in the Baku Business Center. ANAS President Mahmud Karimov , Deputy Director General of UNESCO for Social and Human Sciences, Pilar Alvarez Laso and Chairman of the International Bioethics Committee Secretary Donald Evans also spoke at the event. The session will also hear reports from experts in bioethics from the UNESCO member countries.