UNESCO chief condemns human cloning activities

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today categorically condemned any research or practice directed towards reproductive human cloning and urged the international community to quickly act to ban such activities.

UN panel on possible cloning ban wraps up first session on ‘troubling’ issue

Delegates to a United Nations committee considering how the international community might approach negotiations to a ban on human cloning wrapped up their first-ever session today, adopting a final report on the “troubling and unethical” development in biotechnology.

UN committee begins talks on global treaty against human cloning

A United Nations committee today began discussions on the sensitive and often divisive issue of elaborating an international ban on cloning human beings.