International Committee
for Weights and Measures

Acronym, CIPM, from its official name, comité International des Poids et Mesures. The committee consists of eighteen scientists elected at the previous CGPM, each from a different nation that is signatory to the Meter Convention. The committee receives reports, recommends modifications to the SI to the CGPM, and can pass resolutions clarifying aspects of the SI without the approval of the CGPM. It also oversees the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

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