– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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BIPM: Our work programme
The International Bureau of Weights and Measures has the mandate to provide the basis for a single, coherent system of measurements throughout the world, traceable to the International System of Units (SI). This task takes many forms, from direct dissemination of units (as in the case of mass and time) to coordination through international comparisons of national measurement standards (as in electricity and ionizing radiation).

Following consultation, a draft version of the BIPM work programme is presented at each meeting of the General Conference for consideration with the BIPM dotation. The final programme of work is determined by the CIPM in accordance with the dotation agreed by the CGPM:

  Scientific and technical activities:
   >  Chemistry | Ionizing Radiation | Physical Metrology | Time |

Liaison and coordination work
Resource centre for international metrology
Calendar of meetings
Organizational structure
   >  Scientific Departments: Chemistry, Ionizing Radiation, Physical Metrology, Time
   >  Director's Office | International Liaison and Communication | IT Services | General Services |
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