2019.07.05-06 The Conference on the Ethics of Science & Technology and Sustainable Development

Reported by Shun-Lien Sung of TWiST

The Conference were open to the public. Main participants include IBC and COMEST members, and presidents of UNESCO-affiliated organizations, who were joined by observers from Member States of UNESCO; organizations of the United Nations system; international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations; invited experts and members of the general public.

IBC: International Bioethics Committee
COMEST: World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology

The objectives of the Conference are to provide an open forum for the exchange of idea and information on the ethics of science and technology and its implications to sustainable development and to create public awareness on the issue. The meeting also provides an opportunity for networking and future collaboration among participants and observers.

On 5-6 July 2019 in conjunction with the 26th Session of IBC and the 11th Session of COMEST, which were taken place during 2-7 July 2019 at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao in Bangkok, Thailand.

Secretary General of INWES, Prof. Jung Sun Kim, were notified by Moutaud Monique of France and seek the recommendation of Professor Chia-li Wu from the Asia-Pacific region to observe the “The Conference” in Bangkok.  So that Shun-Lien Sung, president of TWiST, was appointed (self-financing). She quickly booked the ticket and hotel in great deal and arrived in the Jul-4th evening and flew back to Taiwan at Jul-7th in the morning.

The opening ceremony hosted by Thai Princess Sirindhorn (the second princess of King Pomeran).  The 63-year-old Princess Sirindhorn dressed plainly and gave opening speech in fluent English. The princess breaks the stereotype that was my impression.

Follow up Deputy Director-General of UNESCO introduced science and technology ethics and sustainable development, speech connection. http://www.stethicsconference2019.net/

The conference is an annual working conference of the UNESCO Science and Technology Ethics Society, where interaction between people are limited. Participants are committee members so that there is no host reception. On the first day welcome reception based on invitation. We, INWES, did not receive the invitation. INWES registration information was recorded on the site, but organizer could not find INWES name tag and felt embarrassed. It seems that organizer did not aware of United Nations claimed Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women dated on December 18, 1979.

The development and research of new technologies will not be able to contribute to human beings when they are used by illicit motives; it is important to use ethical norms. Example of Jiankui He, a scientist from Shenzhen, China, used the “CRISPR/Cas9” gene editing technology were discussed. He claimed that successfully used gene editing technology to overcome diseases. However, the technology of genetically editing embryos is mostly not allowed. This is illegal in most parts of Europe and is banned in the United States. Because his research did not use public sector resources, it became a loophole in ethical norms. Although the registries for the projects were mentioned, it will still be a challenge.

The most impressed part is that during conference, there are young people drawing speakers’ speech on large poster in their own interpretation.  So that difference sections’ recorded as comic can be shared. These young people are not only owned painting skill, but also understand the conference theme.

GENOME Technology

Climate change

AI Technology

Comic poster exhibition area


【預告】會員大會日期 Save the date!


地點 & 議程:待公佈


※ 本會章程第九條:會員有遵守本會章程、決議及繳納會費之義務。會員未繳納會費者,不得享有會員權利。連續二年未出席或未委託出席會員(會員代表)大會之會員,暫停享有第八條之會員(會員代表)權利,如再次出席或委託出席會員(會員代表)大會時,視為自動復權。連續二年未繳納會費者,視為自動退會。

【活動花絮】台灣女科技人學會 x 中工會女委會交流座談

時間:2019/6/22 10:00-12:00


雙方分別由本會宋順蓮理事長、中工會女委會薛文珍主委各自介紹會務發展狀況,以及本會吳嘉麗常務監事分享學會在國際組織INWES-APNN中的參與、和擔任主席國的經驗。最後由每位參與的會員介紹自己,互相瞭解彼此,相談甚歡 ♥

2019.7.13 講座【這顆藥適合所有人嗎 – 從性別看醫藥】

我們知道藥物的誕生是經過動物試驗、臨床試驗等研究,這之中有性別議題在裡面嗎? 又佔了什麼角色?

台灣女科技人學會 x 台灣年輕藥師協會 x 女書店

主題:這顆藥適合所有人嗎 – 從性別看醫藥
📖 藥師參加可獲得繼續教育「性別議題」積分1.2點

🔸 蔡麗玲
國立高雄師範大學性別教育研究所 副教授兼所長
台灣女科技人學會 監事

2019.6.22 友會聯誼 – 台灣女科技人學會 x 中工會女委會

台灣女科技人學會 x 中國工程師學會女性工程師委員會  兩會聯誼
時間:108/6/22(六) 10:00-12:00
中工會女委會在薛文珍博士(現任台藝大副校長)的大力推動下,在今年初正式成立!並且已經開始經營臉書粉專「WiE工程師俱樂」 ,希望提供一個讓女性工程師交流的園地。


2018年度的性別平等障礙(gender barrier)國際問卷調查,調查結果報告已完成。
完整報告下載:The 2018 Policy Report on Balanced Development of Human Resources for the Future


慶祝 2019/2/11 聯合國 「國際女性科學日 」三部曲首部-「我,愛」

慶祝 2019/2/11 聯合國 「國際女性科學日 」

Celebrating UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February, 2019
“Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”
Trilogy, first episode, ” I, Love”

2018 APNN Report

亞太女科技人國家聯絡網會議(APNN)年度報告,刊載各會員國家報告,以及會議重點回顧。全文下載 : Report of the 2018 APNN Meeting

  • 2018 APNN 會議由越南 Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU)、Viet Nam Association For Intellectual Women (VAFIW)主辦,於2018年10月18-20日在越南河內舉行
  • 這份報告由台灣女科技人學會編輯,2019年1月出版