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IUPAC Strategic Plan -- 2000-2001

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) was formed in 1919 by chemists from industry and academia. Over eight decades, the Union has succeeded in fostering worldwide communications in the chemical sciences and in uniting chemistry - academic, industrial and governmental - in a common language. IUPAC has long been recognized as the world authority on chemical nomenclature, terminology, standardized methods for measurement, atomic weights, and many other critically evaluated data. The Union has long sponsored major international meetings that range from specialized scientific symposia to CHEMRAWN meetings with societal impact.

Two years ago, following a series of meetings to obtain input from leaders in chemistry in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, IUPAC redefined its mission and established goals and strategies to guide its approach to the shaping of the chemical sciences and the service of chemistry in a rapidly changing world. The IUPAC Strategic Plan, 2000-2001 updates the initial Strategic Plan published in 1998.

Mission Statement
Long-Range Goals
Goals and Strategic Thrusts -- 2000-2001
Implementation and Updating of the Strategic Plan

Download a copy of the Strategic Plan - PDF file (18K)

> IUPAC Strategic Plan -- 2002-2003 (posted 18 Oct 02)

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