– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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The unique role of the BIPM enables it to achieve its mission by developing the technical and organizational infrastructure of the International System of Units (SI) as the basis for the world-wide traceability of measurement results. This is achieved both through technical activities in its laboratories and through international coordination.

International metrology data centres:
Unique publications for international metrology:
Supporting the work of the CIPM:
  • Providing the secretariat for the CIPM Consultative Committees and some of their Working Groups
  • Providing the secretariat for the CIPM MRA
  • Publishing the reports of the CIPM and CGPM
Promoting the importance of the global comparability of measurements, including use of the SI and participation in the Metre Convention: