Resolution 4 of the 25th CGPM (2014)

Dotation of the BIPM for the years 2016 to 2019

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


  • the increased importance of the work of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) to international trade, industrial innovation, monitoring climate change, human health and medicine, food and forensic science in all Member States,
  • the recognition of the BIPM as the scientifically expert intergovernmental organization in metrology and the added value and cost efficiency it provides to all Member States in technical and economic terms,
  • the manner in which the BIPM is adopting best management practice and improving the efficiency of its operation,


  • that Resolution 7 (1979) adopted by the CGPM at its 16th meeting established a principle for the determination of the base dotation,
  • Resolution 10 (2011) adopted by the CGPM at its 24th meeting on the role, mission, objectives, long-term strategy and governance of the BIPM, and the actions consequently taken and successfully implemented by the BIPM,
  • the current world financial situation and the financial constraints Member States are subject to,
  • the successful implementation by the BIPM of the recommendation made by the CGPM at its 24th meeting that additional voluntary support be sought to enable additional activities at the BIPM related to its mission,

thanks those National Metrology Institutes that have provided voluntary support of all kinds to the BIPM, in particular by way of secondment of staff to the BIPM,

decides that the annual dotation of the BIPM, as defined in Article 6, 1921, of the Regulations annexed to the Metre Convention, will be set in such a way that, for those States that are Parties to the Metre Convention at the time of the 25th meeting of the CGPM, it shall be:

11 980 000 euros in 2016
11 980 000 euros in 2017
11 980 000 euros in 2018
11 980 000 euros in 2019


  • Member States, as well as international organizations, private organizations and foundations to maintain the provision of additional voluntary support of all kinds to support specific BIPM mission-related activities, particularly those that facilitate participation in the activities of the BIPM by those countries without well-developed metrology infrastructure.

DOI : 10.59161/CGPM2014RES4E

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

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