Subject: Surrogacy Recommendation – Conference of INGOs
This message should be read in connection with Fernand Jehl's summary under the title "Maternal Surrogacy: Comments by 7 ENRE Network member groups published on our website on 18/10/16 together with the original text of the Conference of INGOs installed underneath Fernand's summary on 5/11/16
Message on behalf of Anna Rurka, President of the Conference of INGOs, 13/10/16
Dear members of the Conference of INGOs,
Following the consultation on gestational surrogacy that was initiated after the plenary meeting of the Conference of INGOs of 24 June 2016, during its meeting held on 10 October 2016, the Standing Committee informs the Conference of INGOs that:
<![if !supportLists]>- <![endif]>The consultation took place according to the procedure agreed upon and approved beforehand at the plenary meeting of the Conference of INGOs on 24 June 2016;
<![if !supportLists]>- <![endif]>The debate within the Conference following this consultation was a lively one and, with due regard for democratic rules, ended inconclusively;
<![if !supportLists]>- <![endif]>On this basis, the Standing Committee suggests that the plenary meeting of the Conference of INGOs acknowledges the fact that this societal issue cannot at present give rise to a declaration / resolution or recommendation of the Conference of INGOs and that it should not preclude putting this issue once again on the agenda for future work, if appropriate.
Thank you for your contributions!
President of the Conference of INGOs