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Resolution 7 of the 23rd CGPM (2007)
Version française
On the importance of promoting the work carried out under the Metre Convention to encourage more States to accede to the Metre Convention or become Associates of the General Conference

    The 23rd General Conference,

    considering

  • that, in 1999, at its 21st meeting, the General Conference created the category of Associate of the General Conference for States which did not then accede to the Metre Convention and for Economies to facilitate the participation in the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA) by States that might have an initial difficulty in allocating sufficient funds to meet the cost of acceding to the Metre Convention,
  • the increasing number of States in development and States in transition that have become Associates of the General Conference,
  • that it is in the interest of all States and Economies to establish links through their coordinating National Metrology Institute (NMI) to the world's measurement system organized and coordinated under the auspices of the Metre Convention,
  • that there remain however a large number of States that find difficulties in accomplishing the formalities and paying the subscription required to become an Associate,
  • that it is in the interest of all States and Economies to reduce, and to avoid, technical barriers to trade by becoming signatories to the CIPM MRA,
  • that the Member States wish to create a simple, all inclusive, and cost-effective way to establish such links and to encourage these States to accede to the Metre Convention or become Associates of the General Conference,
  • recalling Resolution 4 of the 22nd CGPM on the value and benefits of the Metre Convention for the Member States and for Associates of the General Conference, and which invites Member States to promote wider membership,

    welcomes the work of the Regional Metrology Organizations (RMOs) in promoting among their members the accession to the Metre Convention and the status of Associate of the CGPM,

    decides

  • that the BIPM should undertake a limited outreach activity to alert NMIs of States in development and in transition to the benefit of becoming a Member State or an Associate of the CGPM,
  • that the BIPM shall set a policy open to the NMIs of those States which did neither accede to the Metre Convention nor become Associates of the General Conference, giving access to information related to the activities of the BIPM and enabling them to participate in seminars or meetings initiated, organized, or supported by the BIPM and which are dedicated to those States which address issues such as the international recognition of national metrology infrastructures, and encouraging those States and their NMIs to participate in RMOs,
  • that an NMI wishing to take advantage of this policy may do so by application to the Director of the BIPM,
  • that such an NMI shall be encouraged to work with the appropriate authorities in its State to accede to the Metre Convention or to become an Associate of the General Conference.


Reference:
Comptes Rendus de la 23e CGPM (2007), 2010, p.428

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

 
Other Resolutions of the 23rd CGPM (2007)
Resolution 1
Resolution 2
Resolution 3
Resolution 4
Resolution 5
Resolution 6
Resolution 7
Resolution 8
Resolution 9
Resolution 10
Resolution 11
Resolution 12