At its fifty-ninth session, the Commission on Human Rights, in resolution 2003/69,invited the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the World HealthOrganization, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the otherUnited Nations bodies and specialized agencies concerned to report to the Secretary-General onthe activities conducted in their respective areas to ensure that the principles set forth in theUniversal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights are taken into account. TheCommission also invited Governments that had not yet done so to consider establishingindependent, multidisciplinary and pluralist committees of ethics to assess the ethical, social andhuman questions raised by the biomedical research undergone by human beings and, inparticular, research relating to the human genome and its applications. The Commission invitedGovernments to inform the Secretary-General of the establishment of any such bodies, with aview to promoting exchanges of experience between such institutions.The Commission requested again that the Sub-Commission on the Promotion andProtection of Human Rights consider what contribution it could make to the reflections of theInternational Bioethics Committee on the follow-up to the Universal Declaration on the HumanGenome and Human Rights. The Sub-Commission had appointed Ms. Iulia-Antoanella Motocas Special Rapporteur to undertake a study on human rights and the human genome, based on herworking paper (E/CN.4/Sub.2/2003/36) which was submitted to the Sub-Commission at itsfifty-fifth session in August 2003. In 2004, the Sub-Commission, in decision 2004/112,requested the Special Rapporteur to submit to it an interim report at its fifty-seventh session anda final report to its fifty-eighth session.The present report contains summaries of substantive information provided pursuant toresolution 2003/69 by the Governments of Azerbaijan, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Germany, Greece,Lithuania, Mauritius, the Philippines, Qatar and the United States of America, as well asinformation on the activities of human rights bodies and the Office of the High Commissionerfor Human Rights.