Resolution 4 of the 26th CGPM (2018)

On the dotation of the BIPM for the years 2020 to 2023

The General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM), at its 26th meeting,


  • the increased importance of the work of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) to international trade, to industrial innovation, to monitor the global environment, to human health and medicine, to 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 continues to adopt best management practice and to improve the efficiency of its operation,
  • Resolution 7 adopted by the CGPM at its 16th meeting (1979) establishing a principle for the determination of the base dotation,


  • the current world financial situation and the financial constraints that Member States continue to experience,


  • the support of all kinds provided to the BIPM by National Metrology Institutes, in particular by way of secondment of staff to the BIPM, and support for the BIPM Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer programme,

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 26th meeting of the CGPM, it shall be:


12 356 526 euros in 2020
12 480 091 euros in 2021
12 604 892 euros in 2022
12 730 941 euros in 2023


  • 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/CGPM2018RES4E

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

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