Connecting Chemical Worlds

The 2023 IUPAC Congress took place in the beautiful city The Hague by the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

Many THANKS for your participation in the IUPAC | CHAINS2023 in August 2023.


Catalyzing Diversity in Science

Registration is open for #GWB2024
The next IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast will be held on February 27, 2024.
Register your event on the global map and start connecting with teams in your country and around the world.
Tap into easy to use resources to organize and advertise your event.

Global Conversation on Sustainability

Sustainable Action Begins With a Conversation
25 Sep 2023
The GCS aims to help our society to address the UN SDGs, by implementing sustainable practices, showcasing different activities, promoting actions, and collaborating. IYCN and IUPAC invite individuals, organizations, and institutions across the world to participate and organize their own events in their own manner.

Make a plan!

in Chemistry International

July-Sep 2023 issue
In the current issue ...
- How Cool Are Chemists?
- Responsible Chemistry: Addressing Dual-Use Potentials in Chemical Research and Innovation
- Reconciling Science and Foreign Relations in The Hague
- Separating Politics and Science after the Chemists’ War: Ernst Cohen in the Land of Benjamin Franklin

& News, imPACt, Projects, and more ...

Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development
The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022) has been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly and IUPAC is taking part in the celebrations!
The Year was officially inaugurated with an opening conference 8 July 2022 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and will run for a year+ of events and activities. IYBSSD will close at CERN/Geneva in December 2023.

Transforming Education

Connect Chemistry to Sustainability
That’s one major goal of the IUPAC Project on Systems Thinking in Chemistry for Sustainability: Toward 2030 and Beyond (STCS2030+). Among other outcomes the IUPAC project will help to feature the role of chemistry and chemistry education in meeting goals of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD).

On 8 July 2022, and to coincide with the launch of IYBSSD, the project team announced the release of new interactive tool for global dissemination based on the Planetary Boundaries framework to help chemists and educators better understand Earth system sustainability challenges and to connect chemistry to sustainability using systems thinking.

Diversity and Inclusion

Chemistry is all about diversity: each new bond, each additional group makes the whole richer and stronger. IUPAC recognizes that to fulfill its vision, it must strongly commit to embracing and promoting transparency, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities for all.

Advancing the Worldwide Role of Chemistry

IUPAC serves the international scientific endeavor in the dual function of a fundamental science and mission-oriented Union. The Union is in a unique position to contribute to the central interdisciplinary chemical sciences.

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Upcoming Events

31st International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Products and 11th International Congress on Biodiversity

This event was first planned to take place in October 2020 and was several times postponed. It is now scheduled for 15-19 Oct 2023.  ISCNP31 & ICOB11 is a fantastic […]

International Conference on Organic Synthesis (23-ICOS)

Co-organized by Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, and ShanghaiTech University, the XXIII International Conference on Organic Synthesis (23-ICOS) will be held in Shanghai on October 15 to October 20, […]

24th International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry (ICPC24)

This 24th International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry (ICPC24) will bring together researchers and scientists involved in diverse aspects of phosphorus chemistry, including the synthesis of phosphorus compounds, their applications in […]