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Table: Practices and technologies, international agreements, UN cloning vote

Key

Practices and technologies

  • PROHIBITED: This practice is prohibited by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • regulated: This practice is allowed and regulated by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • permitted: This practice is allowed by national law or policies having the force of law, but is not regulated.
  • allowed: This practice is allowed by national law or policies having the force of law, but social uses are not prohibited.
  • social uses prohibited: Social (or nonmedical) use of this practice is prohibited by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • commercial prohibited: Commercial use of this practice is prohibited by national law or policies having the force of law, but non-commercial use is allowed.
  • commercial allowed: Commercial use of this practice is allowed by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • permitted: This practice is allowed by national law or policies having the force of law, but policies concerning compensation are unknown.
  • unrecognized: Surrogacy contracts are explicitly unrecognized by national law or by other mechanism which carries the force of law.
  • no policy: This practice is not addressed by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • ?: It is unknown whether this practice is addressed by national law or policies having the force of law.


Note: The categories defined in the key and used in the table characterize the polices in any given country in a broad manner. Consult the page for each country for more detailed accounts of current policies.
 

International agreements

  • RATIFIED: This country has ratified this measure, and thus agrees to abide by its provisions.
  • signed: This country has signed this measure, indicating an intent to ratify it.
  • blank cell: This country has neither signed nor ratified this measure.


2005 UN Cloning Vote

  • YES: This country voted in favor of the Declaration, indicating support for a ban on both reproductive and research cloning.
  • no: This country voted against the Declaration, indicating support for a ban on reproductive cloning only.
  • abstain: This country took an official position of abstaining from voting on the Declaration.
  • no vote: This country’s delegate was absent at the time of the vote, or otherwise refrained from voting.


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  Population Eggs for assisted reproduction Eggs for research Inheritable genetic modification Preimplantation genetic diagnosis Reproductive cloning Research cloning Sex selection Surrogacy 2005 UN Cloning Vote 2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention
Australia 21,260,000 commercial prohibited commercial prohibited PROHIBITED social uses prohibited PROHIBITED regulated Social uses prohibited commercial prohibited YES RATIFIED
Cook Islands 18,700 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? RATIFIED
Fiji 853,445 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no vote
Kiribati 103,500 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Marshall Islands 61,963 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? YES
Micronesia 107,862 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? YES
Nauru 9,275 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no vote RATIFIED
New Zealand 4,252,000 commercial prohibited commercial prohibited PROHIBITED social uses prohibited PROHIBITED PROHIBITED PROHIBITED commercial prohibited no RATIFIED
Palau 20,842 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? YES
Papua New Guinea 6,300,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no vote
Samoa 214,265 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? YES RATIFIED
Solomon Islands 552,438 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? YES
Tonga 112,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no
Tuvalu 11,992 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no vote
Vanuatu 209,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no vote