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New Paid Affiliate
Members Mean More Sponsored Affiliates in Developing Countries
As a step in expanding and revitalizing the Affiliate Membership
Program, IUPAC will support one new Sponsored Affiliate
in a developing country for each new paid Affiliate membership.
Secretary General Ted Becker announced the new policy by saying:
"Most chemists are concerned about the enhancement
of our profession in developing countries and recognize that IUPAC
affiliation is often a lifeline for chemists who are well trained
and who are trying to pursue chemistry under adverse conditions.
With the present base of 4,000 paid Affiliates, we have determined
that with economies of scale, we can afford to sponsor one additional
Affiliate in a developing country for each additional paid Affiliate
above 4,000. We shall welcome proposals of specific names from
new Affiliates, but otherwise IUPAC will work with chemical societies
and other groups in developing countries to identify deserving
chemists as sponsored Affiliates."
Currently there are about 4200 paid Affiliate Members and about
500 Sponsored Affiliates. Becker pointed out in his presentation
to the Council in Brisbane that "We are dependent on our National
Adhering Organizations and national chemical societies in all
major countries for running the Affiliate Membership Program."
He said that IUPAC Officers will help and encourage the National
Adhering Organizations to increase their Affiliate membership.
He cited the flexibility of the new project system as one additional
incentive for chemists to become Affiliates and to participate
actively in IUPAC activities.
IUPAC, 29 Oct 2001
<published in Chem.
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IUPAC AFFILIATE BASE NEEDS A BOOST - Revitalized affiliate
membership program can contribute to organization's mission, by
M. Freemantle, Chemical & Engineering News, 29 October
2001, p. 27.
Online > pubs.acs.org/cen
(link 29 Nov 01)
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