Resolution Athens, October 1988

Second B.I.O. International Conference, Athens, October 1988


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.

Conference themes and participants

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 Professor Athanasios Angelopoulos, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Man’s Historical Presence in the World ProfessorEvangelos 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, Center of Bioethics, Free University of Brussels

USA: 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

UK: 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

USA: 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, Center de Valorisation Agro-Industriel

Singapore: The Role of Youth, Bert Koh, Board of Directors, UNA Singapore and Paul Ng, Board of Directors, UNA Singapore

UK: Global Cooperation – a New Vision for Youth, Nikki Malet de Carteret, Consultant, Global Cooperation for a Better World

Poland: International Youth Movement and Bios, P. 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

USA: In Praise of Technology’s Humanity, Professor Elias P. Gyftopoulos, Ford Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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, George Martin, Ingenieur I.A.N.

The 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 International Company

GDR: Health for All by the Year 2000, Professor Erich Taubert, University of Weimar

Law, Education, Media

UK: 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

The Philippines: The Teacher as Agent of Change in Biopolitics, Dr. Gloria C. Gatchalian, 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. Kanellopoulos, 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 Center

Turkey: Bios and Urban Planning – Dimensions for the Future, Professor Rusen Keles, Director, Center 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-Environmental Evaluation, Edward Kamienski, Director, Center for Building Biology and Environmental Energy Action, BIOSKALA

Cyprus: Tradition: a Contribution to Civilization, Alexis Theodossiadis, Architect/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

The Philippines: Perspectives for the Improvement of Bios in Asia, Dr. Liduvina R. Senora, Executive Secretary, UNA

GDR: 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

USA: Destruction of the Amazon and the Preservation of Bios, Professor John Carroll, Forest Resources, University of New Hampshire

UK: 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

FRG: 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 Berlin

Hungary: Economic Factors and the Environment, Professor Gyula Bora, Vice-Rector, Karl Marx Economic University

The 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, UNA Vice-President

Bio-Diplomacy and Culture

USA: Policy Issues Related to the Transfer of Technology to Developing Countries, Professor Nicholas A. Ashford, Department of Technology and Policy, M.I.T.

UK: 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