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General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) of the International Mathematical Union consists of Delegates appointed by the Adhering Organizations of IMU, together with the members of the Executive Committee, and of the Representatives of Associate and Affiliate IMU Members. Guests and observers may be invited additionally to GA meetings to participate for purposes of consultation upon specific items on the GA meeting agenda. Only Delegates have voting rights. The IMU Statutes contain a detailed description of the rights and duties of the General Assembly. At the GA meeting in Gyeongju in August 2014 a document that provides Guidelines for the organization of a meeting of the GA was endorsed. 
The GA normally meets once in four years, usually at a place and date close to an International Congress of Mathematicians. The last meeting of the IMU General Assembly was held in São Paulo, Brazil, on July 29-30, 2018.

IMU General Assemblies

18th GA

17th GA

16th GA

  • Bangalore
  • India
  • August 16-17, 2010

15th GA

  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Spain
  • August 19-20, 2006

14th GA

  • Shanghai
  • China
  • August 17-18, 2002

13th GA

  • Dresden
  • Germany
  • August 15-16, 1998


At every General Assembly, resolutions concerning the development of mathematics, international cooperation, etc. are passed and published in the IMU Bulletin. Below is a list of these resolutions.














IMU Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee (NC) of the IMU is formed with the purpose of presenting slates of nominations to Adhering Organizations (AOs) in preparation for elections at the General Assembly. It consists of seven people, namely the IMU President, the NC Chair (chosen by the IMU President), three other persons (chosen at random from AO nominations) and two further persons with experience of the IMU (chosen jointly by the NC Chair and IMU President).

The composition of the 2022 Nominating Committee was announced on 21 December 2020 following completion of the aforementioned selection procedures, with Wendelin Werner as NC Chair. The next stage of the process invites nominations for the offices of President and Secretary General of the IMU from AOs and the respective Committees for Mathematics. This will be for the term 2023–2026. Nominations should be made directly to the NC Chair, Wendelin Werner (, by 15 March 2021, using the official email address of the Adhering Organization or Committee for Mathematics.


  • Wendelin Werner (chair)
  • Switzerland
  • Astrid an Huef
  • New Zealand
  • Nam-Gyu Kang
  • Korea/Republic of
  • Carlos E. Kenig
  • USA
  • Dusa McDuff
  • USA
  • Caroline Series
  • UK
  • Vasudevan Srinivas
  • India


  • Martin Grötschel (chair)
  • Germany
  • Martin Kalina
  • Slovakia
  • Niky Kamran
  • Canada
  • Ursula Molter
  • Argentina
  • Shigefumi Mori
  • Japan
  • Cheryl Praeger
  • Australia
  • Daya Reddy
  • South Africa


  • Ragni Piene (chair)
  • Norway
  • Ingrid Daubechies
  • USA
  • Michel Jambu
  • France
  • Masaki Kashiwara
  • Japan
  • Gaven Martin
  • New Zealand
  • M S Raghunathan
  • India
  • Joan Solà-Morales Rubió
  • Spain


  • David Mumford (chair)
  • USA
  • László Lovász
  • Hungary
  • Anthony Afuwape
  • Nigeria
  • Nigel Hitchin
  • UK
  • C.S. Seshadri
  • India
  • Ian Sloan
  • Australia
  • Frances Yao
  • Hong Kong


  • Ludwig Faddeev (chair)
  • Russia
  • John Ball
  • UK
  • Christian Berg
  • Denmark
  • Jennifer Chayes
  • USA
  • Gil Kalai
  • Israel
  • Shigefumi Mori
  • Japan
  • Wieslaw Plesniak
  • Poland

Nominating Committees for IMU Offices