Vol. 31 No. 4
Election of IUPAC Officers and Bureau Members
On 1 January 2010 Nicole Moreau (France), vice president and president-elect of IUPAC will become president. Jung-Il Jin (Korea), current president, will become past president and remain an officer and a member of the Bureau for a period of two years. Meanwhile, Bryan Henry (Canada), current past president, will retire, while Secretary General David StC. Black (Australia) and Treasurer John Corish (Ireland) who were elected to four-year terms, 2007–2011, will continue their service for two more years.
At its assembly in Glasgow on 5–6 August 2009, the Council will be asked to elect a vice president and members of the Bureau to fulfill the vacancies created by retiring members. This year, the candidates are as follows:
— Srinivasan Chandrasekaran (India)
— Kazuyuki Tatsumi (Japan)
— Colin Humphris (UK)
— Stanislaw Penczek (Poland)—reappointment
— Elsa Reichmanis (USA)—reappointment
— Maria C.E. van Dam–Mieras (Netherlands)—reappointment
— Itamar Willner (Israel)
— Qi-Feng Zhou (China/Beijing)
Details on the election of officers and Bureau members, including bios of the nominees, are available online (see Council Agenda doc). To make your voice heard, contact your National Adhering Organization and get involved!
|What Does the Bureau Do?
The Bureau is established by the Council to act for the Union during intervals between meetings of the Council; it therefore fulfills important functions by ensuring continuity. The Bureau normally meets once a year. It consists of the officers (president, vice president, secretary general, treasurer, immediate past president), the division presidents and chairs of the operational standing committees, and 10 other members elected by the Council. The elections should also allow for a fair geographical representation. In principle, no member country should have more than one elected member on the Bureau.
The principal duties of the Bureau—as quoted in the statutes—are as follows:
- to ensure the strict observance of statutes and bylaws
- to prepare the agenda for meetings of the Council and in particular
- to make provision for elections
- to make recommendations thereon to the Council
- to attend the meetings of the Council
- to implement the decisions of the Council and execute the program of the Union as directed by the Council
- to take steps to ensure that international congresses of pure and applied chemistry are held
- to take decisions about the holding of scientific meetings as proposed by the division committees
- to take all other steps necessary for the good conduct of the affairs of the Union
See the Bylaws for more details.
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