Second B.I.O. International Conference


Athens, October, 1988

The Bio-Environment – Bios in the Next Millennium

Theology, Ethics and Philosophy

Greece: Biopolitics – the Bios Theory Dr. Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, President and Founder, Biopolitics International Organisation; Views on Biopolitics Professor Constantinos Bonis, Former President, Academy of Athens; Church – Theology – Bio-Environment Prof. Athanasios Angelopoulos, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Man’s Historical Presence in the World Professor Evangelos A. Moutsopoulos, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Athens, Member, Academy of Athens; Mythos – an Aspect of Bios Lala Nicoli, General Secretary, Greek Soroptimist Union
Belgium: Genetic Engineering – Ethical Dimensions Professor Charles Susanne, Director, Centre of Bioethics, Free University of Brussels
U.S.A: The Ethics of Secrecy, Professor Richard Eells, Columbia University; The Need for Biopolitics F.T. Liu, Former Assistant Secretary General, United Nations Bios and Literature; The Role of Literature in the March Toward Biopolitical Sanity Professor David R. Weinberg, Michigan State University
U.K.: Ecological Humanism Prof. Andrew A. Brennan, University of Stirling
Yugoslavia: Bios and Technology Philosophical Controversies Professor Andreja Miletic, Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade University

Bios and Youth

U.S.A.: The Future of Bios and Youth James Muldoon, Jr., Assistant Field Director, UNA and Jordan A. Horvath, New York State Bar France: Bio-Ethics and Youth, Dr. Guy Sergheraert, Center for the Exploitation of Glucides; Bios and Youth Responsibility, Philippe de Braeckelaer, Centre de Valorisation Agro-Industriel
Singapore: The Role of Youth, Bert Koh, Board of Directors, UNA Singapore and Paul Ng, Board of Directors, UNA Singapore U.K.: Global Cooperation – a New Vision for Youth, Nikki Malet de Carteret, Consultant, Global Cooperation for a Better World Poland: International Youth Movement and Bios, Pawel Graniewski, Secretary General, UNA
Greece: Development vs Environmental Order, Hercules Roupas, Financial Consultant

Bios and the Role of Women

Belgium: Women and Biopolitics, Dr. Huberte Hanquet, Senator, President of the Council of Belgian Women Finland: Women and Bios, Hilkka Pietila, Secretary General UNA, Vice-President, WFUNA

Technology and Health

U.S.A: In Praise of Technology’s Humanity, Professor Elias P. Gyftopou-los, Ford Professor of Nuclear Engineering, M.I.T.
Greece: The Progress of Biological Sciences and the Future of Bios, Professor George M. Maniatis, Biology Department, University of Patras
France: Biotechnology in the Service of Agriculture – Arid Zones George Martin, Ingenieur I.A.N.
Philippines: The Future of Science and Technology in Asia Dr. Frederick So Pada, President, Technological University of the Philippines; Relevance and Responsiveness of Technology Transfer Dr. Gloria C. Gatchalian, Director, Special Science High School, Eulogio Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology
Switzerland: Bios and the Use of Telecommunications Dr. Peter Stavroulakis, Nynex IntΥl Company
G.D.R.: Health for All by the Year 2000, Professor Erich Taubert, University of Weimar

Law, Education, Media

U.K.: The Management of the Air, The Right Honourable Lord Ennals, House of Lords, Former Cabinet Minister
Israel: The Bio-Assessment of Law, Technology and Art, Mayer Gabay, Civil Service Commissioner, f. Director General, Ministry of Justice
Poland: Bio-Security – Legal Dimensions, Dr. Josef A. Haber, Technical University Gliwice, Vice-President, UNA
Philippines: The Teacher as Agent of Change in Biopolitics Dr. Gloria C. Gatchalian, Director, Special Science High School, Eulogio Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology
Sri Lanka: Outline of a Biopolitics Curriculum, Henry Karunaratne, Chairman, UNA Executive Committee
Greece: The Future of International Education, Dr. Achilles C. Kanellopou-los, Dean and Director of Studies, South-eastern College; Bio-Communications, Haris Livas, Director of International Relations, Ministry of the National Economy

Urban Planning and Architecture

Greece: Landscape Values and Bio-Aesthetics, Professor Costas A. Cassios, National Technical University; Bio-Environment, Urban Planning and Architecture; Environment and the Role of Ekistics, Professor John G. Papaioannou, Advisor, Ekistics Centre
Turkey: Bios and Urban Planning – Dimensions for the Future, Professor Rusen Keles, Director, Centre for Urban Studies, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University, President UNA; The Golden Horn Project, Professor Ahmet Samsunlu, Istanbul Technical University
Poland: Bios and Modern Cities, Pawel Graniewski, Secretary General, UNA; Bio-Environment Evaluation, Edward Kamienski, Director, Center for Building Biology and Environmental Energy Action, BIOSKALAΣ
Cyprus: Tradition – A Contribution to Civilization, Alexis Theodossiadis, Architect and Planner

Bio-Environment and International Co-operation

Belgium: Biocycle – Man – Environment, Dr. Stefan Klein, President, International Society for Research on Civilization Diseases and on Environment Philippines: Perspectives for the Improvement of Bios in Asia, Dr. Liduvina R. Senora, Executive Secretary, UNA
G.D.R.: Bios and International Cooperation Felicitas Richter, Secretary General, UNA
Sri Lanka: The Future of Bios – Asian Dimension, Kumaran Fernando, Secretary General, UNA
Poland: Man and Environment, Dr. Jan W. Dobrowolski, Science Secretary, Committee for the Protection of Public Health, Polish Academy of Sciences
Cyprus: Rehabilitation of Habitats and Management of Resources, Andreas Demetropoulos, National Coordinator, Marine Pollution Monitoring Programme
Greece: The Role of the Environment, Dr. Aldo Manos, Coordinator, United Nations Environment Programme, Unit for the Mediterranean Action Plan
U.S.A.: Destruction of the Amazon and the Preservation of Bios, Professor John Carroll, Forest Resources, University of New Hampshire
U.K.: The Role of Animals in Forest Regeneration and the Economics of Rain Forest Conservation in Southeast Asia Dr. David J. Chivers, Cambridge University
Senegal: The Protection of Nature, Moctar Kebe, Minister for the Protection of Nature
F.R.G.: Internalizing External Costs, An Ecological Tax Reform, Professor Ernst U. von Weizsaecker, Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy; Environment Protection Expenditures – the German Example, Professor Udo E. Simonis, Director, International Institute for Environment and Society, Science Center of Berlin Dr. Christian Leipert, Science Center of Berlin; Industrial Restructuring for Sustainable Development – Three Strategic Elements, Professor Udo E. Simonis, Director, International Institute for Environment and Society, Science Center of Berlin
Hungary: Economic Factors and the Environment, Professor Gyula Bora, Vice-Rector, K. Marx Economic University
Netherlands: Good Environmental Practices Good Business Practices, Professor Donald Huisingh, Environmental Consultant
Ghana: Bios in Africa Mr. Bennard K. Kuma, Honorary President, WFUNA; The Future of Bios in Africa, Mike Awua-Asamoa, Secretary General, UNA
Nigeria: The Future of Bios – African Dimension, Tina Uwechue, Barrister-at-Law, Vice-President, UNA

Bio-Diplomacy and Culture

U.S.A.: Policy Issues Related to the Transfer of Technology to Developing Countries, Professor Nicholas A. Ashford, Department of Technology and Policy, M.I.T.
U.K.: Cultural Attitude Assessment: A Lost Dimension in the Technology Environment Equation, Dr. David Watts, University of Hull; Cultural Diplomacy – the Future Dr. Robert T. Taylor, Representative, British Council
Singapore: Bios and Culture in Asia Professor Tham Seong Chee, National University of Singapore, President, UNA


The conference participants, in addition to fully supporting all B.I.O. goals, resolved to:

– design, construct and implement an all-embracing educational strategy both to create consciousness regarding bios, as well as to provide feasible follow-up action plans for the achievement of B.I.O. objectives
– design, construct and implement a comprehensive syllabus on bios and all its ramifications for schools, colleges and universities
– mobilise media resources and use satellites to inform, educate and sensitise the public on bios and its future
– mobilise the expertise and energies of scholars, professionals and creative artists to give purpose and direction in the promotion of bios
– encourage educational institutions to initiate programs of teaching and research relating to bios
– promote cultural development and exchange to enhance both human understanding and the promotion of bios
– develop and disseminate a bibliography on writings pertaining to bios, including literary writings in the form of novels, short stories, poetry and philosophical tracts.

Efforts to promote bios through education should remove ignorance and fear, give hope and add new moral-ethical boundaries capable of sustaining and promoting bios in the next millennium.