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    *1. **Editorial: Roles of the commission for developing countries (CDC)*

    Welcome to this issue of IMU-Net, in which we take you through a
    tour of the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC
    <https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/>), a body of IMU that has the
    mandate to manage all IMU initiatives in support of mathematics in
    the developing world. (What counts as a developing world itself
    being a complex question since, as one hopes, some countries, which
    were developing at one point, become developed at a later point!).

    During the last 4 years, IMU classified Developing Countries as
    those with GNI per capita in US dollars not exceeding USD 11,000, in
    accordance with the United Nations data. IMU Executive Committee
    (EC) has charged CDC the task of revising this definition of
    developing country for the next 4 years, which, after approval by
    the EC, will be used for all IMU purposes, in particular for the
    travel grants for ICM 2022 in St. Petersburg.

    CDC expects to play a role in the forthcoming ICM at St. Petersburg,
    Russia, in 2022, which has promised full support for a thousand
    mathematicians from developing countries, and a support for

    1300 additional younger mathematicians for their local expenses.

    Each CDC has a tenure of 4 years, concurrent with the tenure of the
    EC of the IMU, the present commission taking charge on January 01,
    2019. Many members of the commission (including the President,
    Secretary for Policy and Secretary for Grants Selection) were
    elected by the General Assembly (GA) of the IMU last year; some are
    appointed by the IMU EC or by the International Commission for
    Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), and the president of IMU is an
    ex-officio member of the CDC.

    The CDC and all CDC related activities are supported by the IMU
    Secretariat <https://www.mathunion.org/organization/imu-secretariat>
    located in Berlin. The Secretariat is responsible for most of the
    administration of the CDC. In addition, many volunteers support CDC
    activities worldwide. Our sincere thanks to all of them!

    The CDC supports different types of programs and activities: Grants
    for Conferences, Project Support, Lecturing and Mentoring,
    Individual Research Visits and Graduate Support. The details
    concerning the programs can be found at
    https://www.mathunion.org/cdc and appear periodically in this
    IMU-Net. You can help by distributing the information!

     From the IMU budget, the GA has allocated to CDC a certain annual
    grant besides which IMU also receives, as donations for CDC
    programs, a certain additional amount. This additional support is
    received from the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes
    <https://breakthroughprize.org/>, other individual mathematicians,
    and from the Simons Foundation <https://www.simonsfoundation.org/>,
    the Abel Board
    <https://www.abelprize.no/c53677/artikkel/vis.html?tid=53707>, the
    American Mathematical Society <https://www.ams.org/home/page> and
    the Mathematical Societies of Japan <http://mathsoc.jp/en/> and
    Switzerland <https://math.ch/>. We are very grateful to the generous
    support of all these organizations and individuals that make the CDC
    activities possible. We will be happy if more mathematicians and
    mathematical societies from the developed world joined the list of

    Dipendra Prasad, President, Commission for Developing Countries


    ***2. **Volunteer lecturer program of the CDC**
    The goal of this program is to foster research and international
    cooperation between mathematicians in developing countries and the
    international mathematical community, offering to the universities
    in the developing countries the economic support to host volunteer
    lecturers for intensive 3-4 week courses in mathematics. The course
    given by the volunteer should be part of a regular mathematics
    undergraduate or master degree program at the hosting university, in
    subjects where the applicant university could have a lack of
    expertise. The program is partially funded by the American
    Mathematical Society and the Niels Henrik Abel Board (Norway).

    If the Mathematics Department in need of this support has not been
    in contact previously with the lecturer they want to host, CDC can
    provide the list of more than 80 volunteers that have registered on
    our website, offering themselves as lecturers. The deadlines for
    applications are:

      * September 1, 2019 for lectures starting after January 1, 2020.
      * December 1, 2019 for lectures starting after April 1, 2020.
      * March 1, 2020 for lectures starting after July 1, 2020.
      * June 1, 2020 for lectures starting after October 1, 2020.

    More information can be found on


    ***3. **News from the CWM**
    a)  Gender Gap in Science Project*

    The Gender Gap in Science Project
    <https://gender-gap-in-science.org/> Final Meeting takes place
    atICTP <https://www.ictp.it/> from 4 to 8 november 2019. Over 90
    participants are expected, from all continents and about 45
    countries, with representatives of all the 11 partners and
    organizations from the project.

    The first aim of the meeting is to report on the methodology, tools
    produced and results of the project and to formulate recommendations
    and open questions based on the results. All talks will be informed
    by the results of the survey, data analysis of publications, and
    compilation of good practices. Preliminary results for mathematics
    show that women report lower salaries, more career interruptions,
    and more instances of discrimination.

    The second aim is to present the tools of the project in an
    interactive way and to make it possible for attendees to learn how
    to use them and answer their own questions. The program of the
    meeting will include computer activities and discussions in small

    A round table on the gender gap in science in Europe and in North
    America will take place at SISSA <https://www.sissa.it/> on November
    6 afternoon, with the following panelists: Silvana Badaloni,
    European Platform of Women Scientists; Jean-Pierre Bourguignon,
    European Research Council president; Katherine Clancy,
    representative of the National Science Academies from US; and Jodi
    Tims, Association for Computing Machinery.

    *b) CWM meeting on November 9 and 10 at ICTP*

    CWM has been renewed in July 2018, and its members met
    electronically in September and had intense email correspondence
    afterwards. Its first physical meeting will take place at ICTP on
    9-10 November 2019. All committee members, as well as our EC
    liaison, C. Kenig, IMU president, should be able to attend.

    Among the topics to be discussed are

    - the plan of activities of CWM until 2022,

    - the conclusions and recommendations of the Gender Gap Project and
    how to implement them inside IMU,

    - a discussion on the project of the second World Meeting for Women
    in Mathematics (WM)², on 5 July 2022, in Saint Petersburg, the day
    before the opening of ICM. We are in contact with the ICM organizers
    and invited their representative to participate to this discussion.

    *c)  ICM 2022 News and Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya*

    The year 2022 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of O. A.
    Ladyzhenskaya, a great woman in mathematics, who occupies a very
    special place in the history of St. Petersburg mathematics. CWM is
    delighted to learn that the organizers of ICM 2022 plan to celebrate
    her life and legacy in a multitude of ways.

    The ?rst issue of ICM 2022 is devoted to essays about O. A.
    Ladyzhenskaya written by renowned experts, people who either knew
    her well or who were in?uenced by her in a transformative way. This
    collection contains essays by P. Daskalopoulos, by A. Vershik, by L.
    Kapitanski and N. Reshetikhin, and by D. Apushkinskaya and A. Nazarov.

    More information: http://math.columbia.edu/~okounkov/Ladyzhenskaya.pdf

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