IUPAC Strategic Plan
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 initial IUPAC Strategic Plan was revised
slightly in 2000, and revised more extensively this year. A Vision
Statement has been added, which is useful in communicating the essence
of the Union's "raison d'Ítre". The Mission Statement
has been expanded to answer the Who, Why, What and How questions surrounding
IUPAC and its functions. The Long-Range Goals have been streamlined
and consolidated to six statements.
IUPAC advances the worldwide role of chemistry for the
benefit of Mankind.
IUPAC is a non-governmental organization of member countries
that encompass more than 85% of the world's chemical sciences and
industries. IUPAC addresses international issues in the chemical sciences
utilizing expert volunteers from its member countries. IUPAC provides
leadership, facilitation, and encouragement of chemistry and promotes
the norms, values, standards, and ethics of science and the free exchange
of scientific information. Scientists have unimpeded access to IUPAC
activities and reports. In fulfilling this mission, IUPAC effectively
contributes to the worldwide understanding and application of the
chemical sciences, to the betterment of the human condition.
To fulfill its mission, IUPAC has established a set of
Long-range Goals. In the pursuit of these goals, IUPAC will assure
sound management of its resources to provide maximum value for the
funds invested in the Union.
- IUPAC will provide leadership as a worldwide scientific organization
that objectively addresses global issues involving the chemical sciences.
IUPAC will facilitate the advancement of research
in the chemical sciences through the tools that it provides for
international standardization and scientific discussion.
IUPAC will assist chemistry-related industry in
its contribution to sustainable development, wealth creation, and
improvement in the quality of life.
IUPAC will foster communication among individual
chemists and scientific organizations, with special emphasis on
the needs of chemists in developing countries.
IUPAC will utilize its global perspective and network
to contribute to the enhancement of chemistry education, the career
development of young chemical scientists, and the public appreciation
IUPAC will broaden its national membership base
and will seek the maximum feasible diversity in membership of IUPAC
bodies in terms of geography, gender, and age.
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