The principle of the Universality of Science is fundamental to scientific progress.
This principle embodies freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for
scientists, as well as
equitable access to data, information and research materials. In pursuing its objectives
with respect to the rights and
responsibilities of scientists, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
actively upholds this
principle, and, in so doing, opposes any discrimination on the basis of such factors as
ethnic origin, religion, citizenship,
language, political stance, gender, or age. IUPAP should only sponsor conferences and events
at institutions and in
countries that uphold this principle. If scientists are excluded from attending
conferences by a host institution or country on the basis of any of these factors, IUPAP
should register its concern at
the highest level of that institution or country, and should not sponsor any future events
in that country until such
exclusions have been eliminated.
[ Section 1. (http://iupap.org/sponsored-conferences/conference-policies/)]
It is the policy of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) that
all participants at an IUPAP-supported Conference will enjoy a comfortable experience, and
that they will treat each
other with respect at all times. The conference organisers will appoint two advisors at the
conference who will consult
with those who have suffered from harassment and who will suggest ways of redressing their
problems, and an advisor
who will counsel those accused of harassment.
[Section 4 IUPAP Conference Policies, weblink (http://iupap.org/sponsored-conferences/conference-policies/)].