Cloning - Archive

UN General Assembly & Reproductive Cloning (12/03)

UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY & REPRODUCTIVE CLONING Following intensive negotiations among concerned delegations, the General Assembly decided [12/03] by consensus not to take action on two proposals before it on the question of an international convention on reproductive human cloning, and instead adopted a consensus agreement to include the item in the agenda of its 59th  session in 2004.

If the total ban is passed [“International convention against human cloning”], the Assembly would strongly encourage States and other entities to direct funds that might have been used for human cloning technologies to pressing global issues in developing countries such as famine, desertification, infant mortality and diseases, including (HIV/AIDS). [58th  General Assembly, 72nd Meeting www.un.org, 9Dec03]