Resolutions at IAU General Assemblies
Decisions and recommendations of the IAU are expressed in its Resolutions.
Resolutions are voted and adopted by the General Assembly in matters of
importance for all of astronomy or for the IAU as a whole. Resolutions concerning
well-defined areas of astronomy may be the subject of Resolutions voted and
adopted by Divisions or Commissions and have force within those bodies
only. The procedures for proposing and considering Resolutions are further
described in the Working Rules.
Types of Resolutions:
Resolutions of the IAU fall in one of the following three categories:
- Resolutions of Type A, Proposed by Adhering Bodies or by the Executive Committee,
and adopted by the General Assembly.
- Resolutions of Type B, Proposed by Divisions or Commissions not attached to a
Division, and adopted by the General Assembly.
- Resolutions of Type C, Adopted by Divisions or Commissions, but not
presented to the General Assembly.
IAU Resolutions should be prepared on the appropriate forms. These can be obtained from the
Secretariat or downloaded from here. The Resolution Forms appropriate
for various types of Resolution proposed for the XXVth General Assembly, with their deadlines
for submission to the General Secretary, can be found below.
Resolutions of Type A and B With Implications for the Budget of the IAU:
Resolutions of Type A and B Without Implications for the Budget of the IAU:
Resolutions of Type C: