Resolution 3 of the 18th CGPM

Assumption of responsibility for International Atomic Time

The 18th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures

considering the importance of measurements of time and in particular of the International Atomic Time scale, which has already been the subject of Resolution 2 of the 14th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures and of Resolutions 4 and 5 of the 15th Conférence Générale,

having taken note of the resolutions adopted by the international Unions concerned - International Astronomical Union, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and International Union of Radio Science,

pays tribute to the Bureau International de l'Heure and to its host organization, the Paris Observatory, for creating International Atomic Time and for the quality of the work carried out in order to establish it and diffuse it,

approves the decisions of the Comité International which resulted in assumption by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures of responsibility for establishing and diffusing International Atomic Time and

recommends the national institutions concerned to pursue with the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures their collaboration for establishing and improving International Atomic Time.

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

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