78th Bureau - 42nd
Council - 79th Bureau
Ottawa, Canada, 13-14, 16-17, and
17 August 2003
There were 340 registered participants at the IUPAC General Assembly.
Of that number, 225 were members of IUPAC bodies, 58 were invited Observers,
and 93 were Council Delegates. The individuals 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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- Council Actions
Council unanimously approved the name darmstadtium
with the symbol Ds, for the element of atomic number 110.
Council approved the application of the Italian
National Adhering Organization to host the 44th General Assembly
and 41st Congress in 2007 at Torino. The Theme of the Congress
will be Chemistry Protecting Health, Natural Environment, and
Subsequent to the Council meeting, the Bureau
reelected Prof. Nefedov
Executive Committee for 2004-7 and elected Prof.
(China) to the Executive Committee for 2004-5.
Council approved the creation of a new ad hoc
Committee, as recommended by the Governance Structure Committee,
to advise the Executive Committee on IUPAC policy by a vote of
118, For, 9, Against, and 6, Abstain. The Council also voted to
name the new committee the Union Advisory Committee by
a vote of 97, For, 22 Against, and 12 Abstain. Each NAO will be
asked to name one member of the new Committee. The Executive Committee
will approve the Terms of Reference of the Union Advisory Committee.
The Council approved the reappointment of the
Union's Auditors for the years 2003 and 2004.
The proposed budget and National Subscriptions
were approved by a vote of 129, For, 0, Against, and 4, Abstain.
The proposal to invoice National Subscriptions
in each NAO's national currency was approved by a vote of 104,
For, 11, Against, and 12, Abstain.
Council approved the continuation of the IUPAC
, indefinitely, by an overwhelming majority.
Council approved the proposal of the delegation
from United Kingdom to urge the Executive Committee and Bureau
to initiate a study of the decline in the number of young people
being attracted into the chemical sciences. To address the problem,
IUPAC should encourage and facilitate the coordination of the
variety of initiatives proposed, with a view to enhancing the
importance of chemical education at all levels, and to utilize
younger chemists to promote the subject and its achievements.
It is recommended that IUPAC collaborate with industry, trade
associations, learned societies and academe to discuss how best
to achieve these aims. The discussion of the proposal made it
clear that Council was not approving an unlimited expenditure,
but rather that the amount to be spent on this effort would be
determined by the Executive Committee.
Council approved the new Division rules for Divisions
Council also approved the proposal to allow the Executive Committee
to approve minor changes in Division Rules.
Council approved the revised Constitution of the
International Association of Catalysis Societies.
Council approved the applications of the International
Plasma Chemistry Society, the International Association of Chemical
Thermodynamics, and the Southern and Eastern Africa Network of
Analytical Chemist for Associated
Bureau approved the increase of the number of
National Representatives on Division Committees from six to ten
for the biennium 2004-5.
Bureau approved an increase in the institutional
subscription rate for Pure
and Applied Chemistry
to USD 1400 for 2004. All other
subscription rates for Pure and Applied Chemistry
remain the same.
Dr. Hayes and Dr. Becker received plaques in honor
of their service to IUPAC.
Council and Bureau acknowledged with thanks the
donation of the Samsung Chemical Company for the work of the Macromolecular
For convenience, a complete list of the members of the IUPAC Bureau
for 2004-5 is given below.
Leiv K. Sydnes, President (Norway)
Pieter S. Steyn, Past President (South Africa)
Bryan R. Henry, Vice President and President Elect (Canada)
David StC. Black, Secretary General (Australia)
Christoph F. Buxtorf, Treasurer (Switzerland)
· Prof. C.
S. Chandrasekaran (India)
R. G. Gilbert (Australia)
Anders Kallner (Sweden)
Werner Klein (Germany)
Nicole J. Moreau (France)
Oleg M. Nefedov (Russia)
E. P. Przybylowicz (United States)
A. Smith (United Kingdom)
G. Somsen (Netherlands).
· Prof. Ron
D. Weir (Canada)
Gerd M. Rosenblatt (United States)
Minoru Isobe (Japan)
Robert F. T. Stepto (United Kingdom)
H. Kipton J. Powell (New Zealand)
· Dr. Kenneth
D. Racke (United States)
Paul W. Erhardt (United States)
Alan D. McNaught (United Kingdom)
Operational Standing Committee Chairmen, non voting:
Peter W. Atkins, CCE (United Kingdom)
· Dr. David
A. Evans, COCI (United Kingdom)
· Dr. John
M. Malin, CHEMRAWN (United States)
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