Saturday, March 26, 2005

Asian Science Ministers Adopt Declaration to support fair trade

Bangkok Post story:

"Asia-Pacific science and technology ministers yesterday adopted the Bangkok Declaration in an attempt to enhance the role of science and technology to support fair trade rather than just free trade........

"Science ministers and representatives from 11 Asia-Pacific countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, met at the fourth ministerial meeting on ethics in science and technology organised by the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (Comest).

"Mr Korn said the Bangkok Declaration would be submitted to the Unesco director-general as the official outcome of the meeting."

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