Henry Richardson Appointed to COMEST
Henry S. Richardson, Professor of Philosophy, has been appointed by the Director General of UNESCO to a four-year term on the World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology (COMEST). As a forum for reflection, COMEST advises the Organization on specialized questions submitted to it, or which it may take up. In the implementation of its mandate, COMEST pays particular attention to areas where the issues are important to society and makes every effort to identify and promote ethical principles to guide actions in the field of science and technology. Following from this, COMEST also aspires to examine and formulate international policy objectives that foreground the ethical stakes of science and technology with a view to strengthening international collaboration and solidarity. Currently, COMEST is working on the issue of global warming.
COMEST is composed of 18 eminent experts in fields of science, philosophy, culture, and politics who are appointed in their personal capacities by the Director General of UNESCO in consultation with the Chairperson and National Committees.
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