Resolution Committee (2022-2023)

Chair: Michael G. Sideris IAG CANADA
Members: Atalay Ayele IASPEI ETHIOPIA
Athena Coustenis IAMAS FRANCE
Masahito Nosé IAGA JAPAN
Denise Smythe-Wright IAPSO UK


The function of the Resolution Committee is to prepare draft resolutions of a General Assembly of the Union to be presented to the IUGG Council for approval at the General Assembly. The Resolutions must be approved by both the Bureau and the Executive Committee before being presented to the Council (Guidelines on IUGG Administration, Clause VII).


At least 6 months before a General Assembly, the IUGG President shall appoint a Resolution Committee with the advice and approval of the Executive Committee. The Resolution Committee shall consist of a Chair and at least three other members. The Immediate Past President is normally asked to Chair the Resolution Committee. At least one of the Resolution Committee members should be a native French speaker.


  1. The Resolution Committee normally works during the General Assembly of the Union at which the resolutions would be approved. Any Association or Member Country is invited to submit resolutions, which must be received by the designated deadline. Each resolution should be submitted in English and French.
  2. After receiving resolutions, the Resolution Committee meets at the General Assembly and prepares a set of resolutions following the special format of IUGG resolutions. The Resolution Committee edits the language of the resolutions (both English and French).
  3. The resolutions should be presented to the Bureau and Executive Committee at respective meetings of the bodies.
  4. The Chair of the Resolution Committee presents resolutions to the Council before it votes on them.

Term of Office

The term of office of the Resolution Committee shall be until the closure of the IUGG General Assembly following the appointment of the Resolution Committee.