BBS is working to promote strong ethical values, practice of ethics and morality among different stakeholders for preventing corruption, upholding human rights and promoting good governance. BBS was established in 2009 under the auspices of Professor Darryl Macer, then at RUSHSAP (Regional Unit for Social and Human Science in Asia and the Pacific) UNESCO Bangkok, with cooperation of UNESCO Dhaka and was launched by H.E. Nurul Islam Nahid, Minister of Education, People’s Republic of Bangladesh with the enterprise of Prof. Shamima P Lasker and Dr. Arif Hossain. BBS is the first academic organization on bioethics in Bangladesh.
BBS is a non profit, non political, multi-disciplinary and voluntary organization. It is working closely with AUSN to expand bioethics across the country and region to ensure better ethical standards and ethical professionalism. The website is http://www.bioethics.org.bd/ There are several hundred members, and it is collaborating with AUSN in the establishment of the AUSN MBGPH degree to build up capacity for bioethics across Bangladesh, and collaborated in a joint bioethics intensive training workshop in January 2015.