The 22nd General Conference,
the desirability of extending relationships between the Metre Convention and the bodies working on aspects of metrology, accreditation and standardization infrastructures in developing countries and economies,
the value of creating a coherent, coordinated approach to metrology, accreditation and standardization,
the creation of a Joint Committee on Coordination of Assistance to Developing Countries in Metrology, Accreditation and Standardization (JCDCMAS), involving representatives of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organisation Internationale de Métrologie Légale (OIML), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),
the initiatives of several Member States of the Metre Convention in support of metrology in developing countries,
noting the independent policy relationships between Member States of the Metre Convention and a number of the partner bodies in the JCDCMAS,
welcomes and supports the participation of the Metre Convention in the work of the JCDCMAS with the specific remit to assist in a coherent technical implementation of metrology, accreditation and standardization in developing countries and economies in such a way as to avoid any conflict with the independent policies and activities of the national metrology institutes of Member States of the Metre Convention.