Resolution 9 of the 18th CGPM (1987)

Funding of the BIPM

The 18th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures,


  • the importance of the work carried out by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) and of the services that it provides to all countries,
  • the necessity of furnishing the BIPM minimum resources to avoid endangering the pursuit of these activities and
  • the difficulty of foreseeing, in the present economic circumstances, the minimal financial means that would permit the BIPM to fulfil its mission of world centre of scientific metrology,

decides that the fixed part of the annual funding of the BIPM will be increased in such a way that the sum of the fixed part and the supplementary part (defined in Article 6 (1921) of the Rules Appended to the Convention du Mètre of 1875) be, for the States subscribing to the Convention at the time of the 18th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures, raised to

17 960 000 francs-or in 1989
18 858 000 francs-or in 1990
19 801 000 francs-or in 1991
20 791 000 francs-or in 1992.

DOI : 10.59161/CGPM1987RES9E

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

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