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Organizations & People
Member Countries/Territorial Considerations: see Minute
10/79, 30th Council-Davos: Prof. G. Smets ruled that:
In the case of a country in which present circumstances make it impossible
for all chemists to engage in coordinated scientific activities over
the whole territory, "country", as used in Statute 3.1 shall
designate geographical territory, in which a community of chemists
pursues independent scientific activities.
Use of the word "country", see Minute 7.3/97, 124th Executive
Committee-Jerusalem: Prof. A. E. Fischli ruled that:
In accord with IUPAC's status as a nongovernmental organization,
the word "country" as used in Statutes 1, 3.1, and 3.3 may
include a specific geographic territory that is widely recognized
as having the cultural and administrative characteristics usually
associated with an independent state but without necessarily having
complete independence or sovereignty.
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