[Todos CMAT] Fwd: IMU AO Circular Letter 3/2009: Visa problems, ICM 2010 posters

José L. Vieitez jvieitez en fing.edu.uy
Jue Mar 19 16:19:43 UYT 2009

To:   IMU Adhering Organizations
From: Martin Groetschel, IMU Secretary

- Visa problems
- ICM 2010 Posters

Dear colleagues,

- Visa problems
At the General Assembly 2006 in Santiago de Compostela,
Spain, the International Mathematical Union (IMU)
adopted the following resolution:

"The General Assembly of the IMU continues to endorse
the principle of universality expressed in the International
Council for Science (ICSU) ARTICLE 5 of the STATUTES, as
adopted by the 1998 General Assembly, and endorses the
additional ICSU Statement on the Universality of Science
(2004) (see
Notwithstanding heightened tensions, security concerns,
etc., the General Assembly urges free exchange of scientific
ideas and free circulation of scientists and mathematicians
across international borders. The IMU opposes efforts by
governments to restrict contacts, interactions, access and
travel in the world mathematical community, particularly
when such restrictions penalize individual mathematicians
for the actions of governments."
see Resolution 10 at

ICSU has received a number of reports that some
governments make it difficult, e.g., due to security
clearance issues, for scientists to obtain visas in
time to allow them to attend meetings. The attached letter
from ICSU's Deputy Executive Director Carthage Smith is
meant to alert scientists about this situation.

IMU asks all its adhering organization and all
mathematical societies to inform its members of
this issue and contact their governments in order
improve this frustrating situation.

- ICM 2010 posters

The organizers of the ICM 2010 have produced three
posters to advertise the next International Congress
of Mathematicians which will be held in Hyderabad,
India on 19-27 August 2010. All mathematical
institutions in the world are asked to download,
print, and post them.

To download the posters please go to:

Information about the ICM 2010 can be found on the
ICM 2010 server:

Best regards

Martin Groetschel
IMU Secretary

Letter from ICSU's Deputy Executive Director Carthage

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