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Resolution 6 of the 10th meeting of the CGPM (1954)
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Practical system of units* (5)  

In accordance with the wish expressed by the 9th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures (CGPM) in its Resolution 6 concerning the establishment of a practical system of units of measurement for international use, the 10th CGPM

decides to adopt as base units of the system the following units:

length metre
mass kilogram
time second
electric current ampere
thermodynamic temperature degree Kelvin
luminous intensity candela


Reference:
Comptes Rendus de la 10e CGPM (1954), 1956, 80

Note:

The unit name "degree Kelvin" was changed to "kelvin" in 1967 (13th CGPM, Resolution 3).

The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text.