On May 17, 2024, the 5th international scientific conference “Research, development and innovation from the perspective of global ethics” was held in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova). The motto of the event was the call: “Together for peace!”. Among the participants are scientists from Moldova, Ukraine, Romania and Uzbekistan. The organizer of the scientific event is the Technical University of Moldova.

The main researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science of our Institute, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Tetyana Bevz and Doctor of Public Administration, Professor, Professor of the Department of Public Policy of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University Tetyana Vasylevska took part in the conference.

In the speeches of Ukrainian researchers, it was noted that the war in Ukraine and its consequences changed not only our country, but also Europe, the world and our ideas about it. Ukrainians, probably like no other, yearn for just peace. In this situation, it was noted in the speeches, we are facing a number of complex problems, including ethical ones: dignified treatment of veterans; inclusive state strategy; sensitive attitude towards people with disabilities; military ethics; environmental disasters caused by military actions; solidarity; trust in the authorities; understanding the problems of historical memory, refugees from the war, life under occupation, other moral aspects of modernity.

During the conference

 The war poses especially acute problems of meaning and life for Ukrainians, prompts a rethinking of key questions: will goodness and justice win; whether there are foundations for world solidarity, mutual understanding, peace; does ethics provide grounds for creating such a world in which fundamental human rights – to life and safety – are respected.

The speakers expressed confidence that on this path, Moldovan, Romanian, Ukrainian and Uzbek scientists, like all people of good will, will be together in the search for the ethical foundations of peace and freedom.