France and Germany have launched a campaign for a global treaty
human cloning. On August 8 the two countries proposed that the
Nations General Assembly set up a committee to draft a legally
international convention, and that human cloning be included
agenda of the new General Assembly session, which begins next
Senior officials of both countries have spoken strongly in
of a global ban. "Action has to be taken to prevent the
unpredictable consequences this poses to humankind. . .[W]e
to. . .mobilize the entire international community," said
Ministry spokesperson Bernard Valero. Reuters reported that
Health Minister and Doctors Without Borders co-founder Bernard
"stepped up pressure for a worldwide ban on human cloning.
. .with a
blistering attack on Italian doctor Severino Antinori"
and called on
Italy to remove Antinori's medical license.