Fifth B.I.O. International Conference


 Fifth B.I.O. International Conference

The Bio-Assessment of Technology
in Relation to the Preservation of the Bio-Environment

 Istanbul, May 1992


The Bio-Environment and International Cooperation

Greece: Bios in the Next Millennium: Reversing the Crisis of Values, Dr. Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, President and Founder, Biopolitics International Organisation
Turkey: The Responsibility of Universities, Professor Necdet Serin, President, Ankara University; A Responsibility for the Bio-Environment, Professor Rusen Keles, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University; Biopolitics and International Co-operation, Professor Nurettin Sozen, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University; Planning for the Bio-Environment, Hayri Kozakcioglu, Governor of Istanbul; The Bio-Environment: Central and Local Policy, Ismet Sezgin, Minister of Interior; Bio-Environment and Development, Abdulkadir Ates, Minister of Tourism; Biopolitics and Governmental Policy, Dogancan Akyurek, Minister of Environment


Sweden: The Art of Bio-Diplomacy, H.E. Ambassador Kai Falkman, General Consul of Sweden in Istanbul
Greece: The Unfinished Symphony, Andreas Politakis, Honorary Doctor, Founder of the Ipekci Peace and Friendship Prize
Russia: Valerij Grishin, Head of Information, Council of Ministers of Russia

Bio-Assessment of Technology

Sri Lanka: Needed Educational Revi-sion on the Impact of Technology, Kumaran Fernando, Secretary General, UNA
U.S.A. :Technological Imperatives – Challenges and Solutions, Professor Nicholas Ashford, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Turkey: Preservation of Environmental Problems for the Future, Dr. Adnan Aydin, Director, Environmental Research Centre, Marmara University
Czechoslovakia: Anthropo-Ecological Approach of Technology, Dr. Jaroslav Stoklasa, Chairman of the Commission, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences

Bio-Ethics and Bio-Legislation

Yugoslavia: Bioethics, Survival and Global Drama, Professor Dusan Kanazir, President, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
France: Legal System of Fauna and Flora Protection in France, Professor Michel Despax, Honorary President, University of Social Sciences, Toulouse, Professor William Coulet, University of Social Sciences, Toulouse
Greece: Bios Rights – Legal Dimensions Related to the Preservation of the Bio-Environment, Dr. Angelos Tsichrintzis, Attorney at Law
Russia: Bio-Ethics and the Role of Women Organisations, Dr. Alexandra Momdjan, President, International Women’s Center, Vice President, Academy of Creative Endeavours
Turkey: Biopolitics in the Light of Bio-Ethics, Professor Yaman Ors, Medical School of Ankara

The Role of Bio-Education

Russia: Biopolicy and the Training of Engineers: Biotechnologies in Russia, Professor Michael Manakov, Member of the Academy of Sciences and Head of Department, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Professor Pavel Sarkisov, Rector, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology
Turkey: The Role of Education and Technology for Efficient Environmental Policy, Professor Nur Sozen, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University; Environment and Adult Education, Professor Cevat Geray, Director, Ernst Reuter Center of Urban Studies, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University; Environmental Education in Turkey, Mehmet Tuncer and Memet Erol, University of Ankara; Co-operation between Universities and Industry in Environmental Protection, Professor Ahmet Samsunlu and Professor Veysel Eroglu, Istanbul Technical University
Nigeria: The Need for the Integration of Environmental Concept in University, Teaching – The Role of the I.U.B.E African Dimension, Tina Uwechue, Vice-President, UNA
Japan: Bio-Diversity, Professor Jiro Kondo, President, Science Council of Japan
Philippines: The Role of the I.U.B.E. in Natural Disasters, Dr. Liduvina Senora, Executive Secretary, UNA
Greece: International Exchange Programmes in Bio-Education – A New Perspective for Youth, Christos Efthimiopoulos, University of Athens, Member, Biopolitics International Organisation

Bio-Policy and Bio-Economy

Germany: Toward a Houston Protocol – How to Allocate CO2 Emission Reductions Berween North and South, Professor Udo Simonis, Director, International Institute for the Environment and Society, Science Center Berlin; Poverty, Environment and Development, Deonanan Oodit, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations, New York
Hungary: Contradictions of Technical Improvement in the Transition Time from Planned to Market Economy in Hungary, Professor Gyula Bora, Vice-Rector, Budapest University of Economics
Netherlands: Bio-Environmental Imperatives for Decision Making, Albert ten Houten, Milieu and Organisatie B.V.
Netherlands; Business and Bio-Environment, W.L. van Oyen, Consultant, Ministry of Environment
Turkey: Ecotourism and Education, Mehmet Arif Demirer, Industrialist; Man, Environment, Technology and Universities, Professor Aykut Kence and Professor Meral Kence, Department of Biology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara
Romania: The Implementation of Biopolitics in Romania, Dr. Pia Elena Mihnea, Romanian Institute for Marine Research Technology and the Preservation of the Environment


At the end of the Fifth B.I.O. Interantional Conference, the following resolutions were unanimously accepted by the particpants, who first and foremost pledged complete support of all B.I.O. goals:

  • the International University for the Bio-Environment constitutes the primary effort of the B.I.O. and needs to be used as the tool to implement the goals of the B.I.O. as stated in all previous conferences and resulting publications, since those include the commitment of representatives from 54 countries
  • the biopolitics vision must be urgently implemented. This includes the sensitisation of all media, communications, educational institutions, representatives from industries and governments and decision makers in all levels of vertical responsibility on the need to place in the core of action and learning the respect for the bio-environment as a new value system
  • this reform should be an on going process contributing to the harmonious coexistence of all forms of life and shifting from anthropocentric to biocentric values (bio-economics, bio-culture, bio-ethics, bio-legislation, bio-architecture, bio-theology)
  • since in a consumer society money constitutes a value system which needs to be revised, it was resolved to consider as a priority a new definition of profit. Today’s society equates value with the quantity of money. This understanding may evolve to include also the dimensions of quality of life.
  • the active participation of women and youth in the decision making process is of utmost importance for the preservation of the bio-environment. In view of the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, it was proposed that the following be included as Recommendations by the B.I.O. and its Supporters:
  • as previously published and recommended, a World Referendum could provide the expression of opinion by every individual of our Planet on the wish “to support the bio-environment and the continuation of bios”
  • bio-diplomacy may serve as a new pathway of international cooperation. Bio-diplomacy substitutes the policies of fragmentation and division with a far-sighted unifying vision of interdependence. Since all people belong to the body of humanity, differentiation in culture, colour, tradition, religion may be viewed as an enrichment of bios rather than reason for division. In addition, all living species belong to the body bios and the protection of bio-diversity and harmonious coexistence of all forms of life constitute the basis of bio-diplomacy.