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Initiatives of the Russian delegation supported in Paris

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Paris, November 14, 2018 – Initiative of the Russian Federation on establishing
of a working group aimed at developing proposals on Metric Convention structure improvement were supported in Paris.

Working group will include representatives of countries – Metrical Convention members. They will formulate ideas and present them during the next, 27th General Conference on Weights and Treasures.

This initiative gained support from the USA, Canada, Germany and Great Britain. Representatives of France and Sweden noted the necessity of clarifying working group goals.

26th General Conference on Weights and Treasures is taking place in Paris (France) during these days. Its results as far as long-term work of the world metrology community on revision of the base units of the International System of Units (SI) – kilogram, Kelvin, Аmpere and mole will be summarized on November 16.

Russian Federation is among active participants of SI system revision. After
this revision, base units of SI system will be determined and reproduced not by using physical objects of the macrocosm (artifacts), but by using of methods based
on fixing the values of fundamental physical and natural constants with zero ambivalence.



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