Trieste Declaration of Human Duties - A Code of Ethics of Shared Responsabilities

September 5, 2020 6:00 - 7:30

Location: Auditorium 28A


From the Club of Rome, created in 1972 to address the multiple crises facing humanity and the planet, to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda promoted by the United Nations in the middle the 12 principles of the Trieste Declaration of Human Duties (1991), a code of ethics and shared responsibilities concerning the safeguard of human dignity, the protection of the environment and future generations as well as the maintenance of peace among peoples. The common thread that unites these two documents is the constant focus on the issue of sustainability and the future. All this falls within the framework of a logic in which responsible development and human ethics are closely related. The two documents provide a foundation to a dialogue between Joanne Fox-Przeworski, member of the Board of Directors, Environmental Integrity Project, Washington DC e Former Chair of Green Sealand Sergio Paoletti, President of Area Science Park. The participation of the American economist Jeffrey Sachs is also expected.
The charter stemmed from an idea of professor Roger Sperry and was supported by Rita Levi Montalcini. The renowned Nobel laureate proposed its adoption at the University of Trieste in 1991 during the ceremony for the honorary degree bestowed on her. The charter was later promulgated by the ICHD (International Council of Human Duties) together with the University of Trieste and signed by dozens of eminent scholars, including 15 Nobel laureates.

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