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19th June, 2017
Proposed Revision of the World Medical Association Declaration of Geneva: For comments and inputs
Document no: MEC 207/DoG/Oct2017
Original: English
Title: Proposed Revision of the WMA Declaration of Geneva
Destination: Constituent Members
Action(s) required: For Comments

Note: This revised version (as of 7 June 2017) is proposed by the DoG Workgroup who considered the comments from the public consultation which was conducted for all experts and stakeholders by 29 May 2017. This is now open for the Constituent Members to comment no later than 31 July 2017.

Keywords: Geneva, Oath, Pledge, Conduct, Discrimination, Non-Discrimination, Conscience, Dignity
Text of current version of the Declaration of Geneva: WMA DECLARATION OF GENEVA -
Adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948
and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968
and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983
and the 46th WMA General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994
and editorially revised by the 170th WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2005 
and the 173rd WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2006
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