The following statement on gender balance was proposed by the Executive Committee and approved by the General Assembly of the IUCr at the 24th Congress and General Assembly in Hyderabad, 2017.
The International Union of Crystallography strives to achieve gender balance in all its institutions and activities bearing in mind other diversity needs and its existing obligations to geographic and academic discipline representation where appropriate.
To achieve this aim the IUCr will adopt procedures to promote gender balance in respect of all of its activities including selection of candidates for positions on its Committees and Commissions. Those seeking support from the Union for Congresses, meetings, workshops and schools will also have to demonstrate their efforts to address gender balance.
IUCr Scientific Freedom Policy Statement
The Organizing Committee of the 16th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association [AsCA2019] shall observe the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science.
At this meeting 16th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association [AsCA2019] no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.
Visa applications for scientists visiting the USA
The Board on International Scientific Organizations has an International Visitors Office (IVO) that provides assistance to both conference organizers and to individual scientists wishing to obtain a visa to visit the United States. You are therefore asked to inform non-US scientists wishing to attend your meeting about this IVO (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/visas/), which should be contacted by any scientist who has waited more than 21 days after a consulate interview to obtain a visa to visit the United States in order to obtain assistance. The IVO posts statistics on the process for scientists who have contacted them; the vast majority of applicants are successful in obtaining visas.