Resolution 4 of the 22nd CGPM (2003)

Value and benefits of the Metre Convention for Member States and for Associates of the General Conference

The 22nd General Conference,


  • the clear technical and economic benefits to countries and economies of being Member States of the Metre Convention or Associates of the General Conference,
  • the desirability of extending the number of Member States or Associates so as to widen the impact and the benefit of participation in the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA),
  • the need to ensure that the CIPM MRA is not seen as a technical barrier to trade but, on the contrary, is seen as an Arrangement that gives equal opportunities to all,


  • the initiatives already taken by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures to promote membership of the Metre Convention and increase the number of members and Associates of the General Conference,
  • the potential of the Joint Committee on Coordination of Assistance to Developing Countries in Metrology, Accreditation and Standardization (JCDCMAS) for alerting non-members to the merits of membership, and

invites Member States to promote wider membership through their initiatives, such as aid programmes in developing countries, and through their discussions in appropriate international fora.

DOI : 10.59161/CGPM2003RES4E

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

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