– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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BIPM News:
Promoting quality through INetQI Responding to the challenges of globalization, trade and sustainable development, 12 international organizations – together forming INetQI (the International Network of Quality Infrastructure) – met in Geneva on 30 November 2018 to enhance their cooperation. International System of Units revised in historic vote In a landmark decision, representatives from 54 of the BIPM's Member States voted on 16 November 2018 to revise the International System of Units (SI), changing the world's definition of the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. Results of the election of the CIPM On 16th November 2018, the CGPM conducted an election for all 18 seats on the CIPM. Twelve current members stood and were re-elected; six new members will start their term at the next session of the CIPM, scheduled for March 2019. Dr Richard Davis presented with 2018 NCSLI Wildhack Award On 14 November 2018 Dr Richard Davis (BIPM) was presented with this year's NCSL International (NCSLI) William A. Wildhack Award Joint BIPM, OIML, ILAC and ISO declaration on metrological traceability The Joint BIPM, OIML, ILAC and ISO declaration on metrological traceability was updated and re-signed on 13 November 2018 during the 26th CGPM.
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The BIPM's mission and role:

  • Our vision is to be universally recognized as the world focus for the international system of measurement.

  • Our mission is to work with the NMIs of our Member States, the RMOs and strategic partners world-wide and to use the BIPM's international and impartial status to promote and advance the global comparability of measurements.