Resolution 2 of the 25th CGPM (2014)

On the election of the International Committee for Weights and Measures

The General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM), at its 25th meeting,


  • the provisions of Articles 7, 8 and 9 of the Regulations Annexed to the Metre Convention on the election and composition of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM),
  • the decision made by the CGPM at its 17th meeting (1983), upon recommendation of the ad hoc Working Group it had created at its 16th meeting (1979), that the CIPM should – in general – ensure that the candidate is acceptable to his or her government at the time of provisional election,
  • Resolution 10 adopted by the CGPM at its 24th meeting (2011) on the role, mission, objectives, long-term strategy and governance of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), in which the CGPM invited the CIPM to establish an ad hoc Working Group charged with conducting aReview of the role, mission, objectives, long-term financial stability, strategic direction and governance of the BIPM, and to report to the CGPM at its 25th meeting on recommendations from the Review of the ad hoc Working Group, actions consequently taken by the CIPM and proposals for additional actions that require the approval of the CGPM,
  • the findings and recommendations of the said ad hoc Working Group relating in particular to the election and composition of the CIPM,


  • the revision by the CIPM, at Session II of its 102nd meeting (October 2013), of the principles it follows in making elections, which had been adopted by the CIPM at its 94th meeting (2005),


  • Decision 103-08 of the CIPM, adopted by unanimity at Session I of its 103rd meeting (March 2014), on the resignation of all CIPM members to become effective from the start of Session I of the 104th meeting of the CIPM, scheduled for March 2015,

decides that

  • beginning with the 25th meeting of the CGPM (2014), CIPM members shall be elected to fixed renewable terms,
  • terms will begin at the first CIPM meeting to take place no later than six months after the CGPM meeting at which they are elected, and will end at the beginning of the CIPM meeting that follows the next meeting of the CGPM,
  • a Committee for CIPM Election is set up in order to assist the CIPM and the CGPM in the election of CIPM members, being elected and operating in conformity with a procedure to be adopted by the Committee,
  • the Committee for CIPM Election shall be composed of nine representatives, each from a different Member State with maximum, intermediary and minimum contributions, with appropriate geographic representation, elected by the CGPM by majority vote, as well as the CIPM President andCIPM Secretary; and that it shall be chaired by one of the Member States' representatives,
  • the CGPM shall proceed at each of its meetings to the election of the nine Member States' representatives of the Committee for CIPM Election,


  • Member States to participate actively in the CIPM election process.

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

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