General Assembly ban on all human cloning to be reconsidered by UN ethics panel

The permissibility of therapeutic cloning will be the focus of a United Nations ethics panel later this month when it considers whether a non-binding General Assembly declaration calling on Member States to ban all forms of human cloning should be reassessed in light of scientific, ethical, social, political and legal advances.

General Assembly approves declaration banning all forms of cloning

The United Nations General Assembly today approved a non-binding declaration calling on all UN Member States to ban all forms of human cloning, including cloning for medical treatment, as incompatible with human dignity and the protection of human life.

UN committee approves international declaration against human cloning

An international declaration calling for a ban on human cloning has been approved in a contentious vote by the main United Nations Legal Committee.

General Assembly legal committee opts for further discussions on human cloning

Bypassing a divisive vote on the question of an international convention on human cloning, the United Nations General Assembly's legal committee has decided to take up the issue next year in the form of a declaration that would lack the legal force of a treaty.

General Assembly legal committee resumes debate on anti-cloning text

The United Nations General Assembly’s legal committee today resumed debate on two competing draft resolutions that would ban all reproductive cloning.

General Assembly asked to consider draft resolution on human cloning

The Legal Committee of the United Nations General Assembly is being asked to adopt a resolution that would set in motion the drafting of an international convention banning reproductive human cloning.

General Assembly delays debate on reproductive cloning treaty by a year

The United Nations General Assembly has postponed by a year any decision about an international convention on reproductive human cloning, while it has also adopted 41 resolutions and two decisions on subjects ranging from decolonization to outer space.

General Assembly legal committee postpones cloning debate for two years

The United Nations today narrowly voted to postpone for two years debate on competing human cloning resolutions that had divided the General Assembly.

UN legal committee chairman looks to solve battling views on cloning

The Chairman of the United Nations General Assembly's Legal Committee called a meeting today to iron out differences between adherents of two competing resolutions banning human reproductive cloning.

UN legal committee tackles proposed treaty banning human cloning

The United Nations has resumed work on an international treaty that would ban the cloning of human beings, tackling work that last year divided delegates, a spokesperson for the President of the UN General Assembly said today.