UNITED NATIONS, December 5, 2003 ( – The Costa Rican resolution to ban all human cloning may be resurrected at the United Nations Monday despite a vote last month to shelve the cloning issue for two years.

Costa Rica’s ambassador, Bruno Stagno, told The Scientist that countries are negotiating on the cloning issue, some seeking that the 2-year delay be amended to one year.  Moreover, he said that Costa Rica may even present its draft resolution to the plenary assembly.  He explained that “If it is carried, then we would proceed with a moratorium on human cloning, and the ad hoc committee that we are proposing to be created would start negotiations on an international convention to ban all forms of human cloning.”  See coverage from The Scientist: