1. The Secretary’s actual expenses were considerably higher but were reduced by a grant from conference organisers in Singapore for which the EC is very grateful.
  2. In order to pave the way for a smooth transition from the 1995-1998 to the 1999-2002 EC, the outgoing and the incoming Secretaries had a four day working meeting in Copenhagen in November 1998.
  3. As a consequence of the ICMI General Assembly and Executive Committee meetings held in Québec, August 1992, it was decided to establish an ICMI Solidarity Fund based on private contributions. The Solidarity Fund was mounted to assist mathematics education and mathematics educators in less affluent countries. Its money can only be spent (by a committee chaired by Professor Jean-Pierre Kahane) to serve such purposes and is therefore not part of ICMI’s general resources. However, the appearance of the Solidarity Fund on the ICMI accounts for 1997 is due to the wish to keep ICMI’s number of different bank accounts low. The accounts exhibit the ICMI balances and the Solidarity Fund balances separately. As of 1996 the Solidarity Fund balances were all concentrated in the US Dollar Account.
  4. This donation was given to ICMI after the conference ICMI-EARCOME-1, 17-21 August 1998.
  5. This contribution to the Solidarity Fund stems from the residue of the Solidarity Tax Grants of ICME-8, Sevilla (Spain), 1996, transferred to ICMI by the congress organisers. The sum was transferred to the DKR account but placed on the USD account (cf. 2.) by means of an internal transfer between accounts.
  6. In addition to the amounts displayed directly in the accounts, considerable extra sums should appear but do not and cannot. In 1995 Roskilde University (the Secretary’s home institution) has contributed a substantial support to ICMI’s work (e.g. telephone and fax, e-mail facilities, postage, all the printing and distribution costs of the Bulletin, plus secretarial help of various sorts). It is estimated that the total contribution of Roskilde University is equivalent about US$ 5.000. The ICMI Executive Committee expresses its gratitude for this generous support.

The Executive Committee’s thanks also go to the institutions of its other members. These institutions, too, have given invisible support to ICMI’s work in a variety of ways. For instance, in many cases these institutions have paid travel and other expenses related to participation in EC meetings and so forth.

 

Mogens Niss, Secretary, 14 January 1999

Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark