Because of the pandemic outbreak, a decision was made last February to reschedule the 13th Global Summit of National Ethics and Bioethics Committees, to 9-11 September 2020, Delegates and other stakeholders being then informed.

The most pessimistic scenario of the pandemic development came across. In view of the Covid-19 evolving situation, namely the uncertainty of a “second wave” outbreak, the Global Summit Steering Committee, including the WHO, the UNESCO and the Portuguese CNECV, have decided to cancel the date for the on-site Global Summit (September 2020) and to move it forward to 2022 (date to be announced).