81st Bureau - 43rd Council - 82nd Bureau
Beijing, China, 17-18, 20-21, and
21 August 2005
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There were 411 registered participants at the IUPAC General Assembly.
Of that number, 300 were members of IUPAC bodies, 27 were invited Observers,
and 98 were Council Delegates. The individual totals are greater than
the overall total because a number of Delegates were also Members of
IUPAC bodies. A summary of the actions taken by the Council and Bureau
follows, including the results of the elections for IUPAC Officers and
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The results of the election for IUPAC Vice
for the biennium 2006-7 by Council on 21 August
2005 were as follows:
nominations (posted 20 June 05)
Prof. S. Chandrasekaran (India) 8
Prof. K. Matsumoto (Japan) 78
Prof. N. Moreau (France) 42
Prof. Kazuko Matsumoto
will be IUPAC Vice President and President elect for 2006-7.
- The following Elected Members of the Bureau were elected to the
Executive Committee by the Bureau on 21 August 2005:
Prof. Chunli Bai,
Prof. Nicole Moreau,
and Prof. Oleg
- The Election of the following officers of Division Committees
was approved by Council:
· Physical and Biophysical Chemistry (Division I): Christopher
M. A. Brett (Portugal)
· Inorganic Chemistry (II): Anthony
R. West (UK)
· Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (III): Minoru
· Polymer (IV): Jung-Il
· Analytical Chemistry (V): Ryszard
· Chemistry and the Environment (VI): Kenneth
D. Racke (United States)
· Chemistry and Human Health (VII): Paul
W. Erhardt (United States)
· Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation (VIII):
Gerard P. Moss
· Division I: Michel
J. Rossi (Switzerland)
· Division II: Kazuyuki
· Division III: Vadim
T. Ivanov (Russia)
· Division IV: Christopher
K. Ober (USA)
· Division V: Ales
· Division VI: none
· Division VII: Pedro
Soares de Araujo (Brazil)
· Division VIII: none
· Division I: Ruth
M. Lynden-Bell (UK)
· Division II: Leonard
· Division III: Gerrit
J. Koomen (Netherlands)
· Division IV: William
J. Work (USA)
· Division V: Roger
M. Smith (UK)
· Division VI: Willie
J. G. M. Peijnenburg (Netherlands)
· Division VII: Mukund
S. Chorgade (USA)
· Division VIII: Warren
H. Powell (USA)
- The following motion was considered by Council and was not passed:
Council authorizes the President to appoint a small working party,
under the chairmanship of the Secretary General, to draft the revised
Statutes and Bylaws necessary to implement the replacement of the
Bureau and Executive Committee with an Executive Board. A final
decision on whether to accept the revised Statutes and Bylaws and
to create an Executive Board would then be made at the next Council
meeting at Torino in 2007.
The Vice President announced the intention to create an ad hoc
committee to revise the Bylaws and a second ad hoc committee
to examine ways to improve the operational efficiency of IUPAC governance.
- Council approved the appointment of Batchelor, Tillery & Roberts,
LLP, of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA as IUPAC Auditors for 2005
- Council approved the Budget for 2006-7, including an increase
in the total National Subscriptions of 1 %.
- Council approved the suspension of NAO status for those NAOs
who have not paid their 2003 and earlier National Subscriptions
by 31 December 2005 until such time as the 2003 and earlier National
Subscriptions are paid. As of 21 August 2005, this action would
apply to the National Adhering Organizations for Argentina and Chile.
- Council approved National Adhering Organization status for the
- The Caribbean Academy of Sciences - Jamaica Chapter;
- The Jordanian Chemical Society;
- The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine;
- The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
- Council approved new Division Rules for Divisions I, II, III,
[see rules from Council
Agenda item 18]
- Council approved the Standing Order and Membership of the Editorial
Advisory Board of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
- Council approved the proposal from the Royal Society of Chemistry
to hold the 2009 Congress and General Assembly in Glasgow, Scotland.
The planned dates are 1-9 August for the General Assembly and 2-7
August for the Congress.
- The Bureau proposed and the Council approved a motion that the
official language of IUPAC continue to be English.
- Council approved the continuation of Commission I.1: Commission
on Physicochemical Symbols, Terminology, and Units and Commission
II.1: Commission on Isotopic Abundance and Atomic Weights.
- The Bureau proposed and the Council approved a motion to set
a time limit for ANAO status of four years, effective 1 January
- The Bureau proposed and the Council approved a motion to increase
the annual ANAO membership fee from the current value of USD 50
to USD 250, effective 1 January 2006.
- The Bureau accepted an invitation to hold the Bureau meeting
on 5-8 October 2006 in Madrid.
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