Associate National Adhering Organizations

Associate National Adhering Organizations (ANAOs) have observer status in IUPAC. An Associate National Adhering Organization may be a national chemical council, a national society representing chemistry, a national academy of science, or any other institution or association of institutions representative of national chemical interests. IUPAC currently has two Associate National Adhering Organizations and 56  National Adhering Organizations.

A country may join IUPAC as an Associate National Adhering Organization (ANAO).   An ANAO may be a national chemical council, a national society representing chemistry, a national academy of science, or any other institution or association of institutions representative of national chemical interests.  The ANAOs have “observer” status and they have no voting rights at the IUPAC Council meeting which is held every two years.  A time limit for ANAO status is set to four years; and during this time period, ANAOs are encouraged to progressively engage in IUPAC activities.  At the end of the four year period, ANAOs, may apply for a formal membership as a National Adhering Organization.

Benefits of being an ANAO include:

  • International and global recognition of the ANAO and the individual chemists that it represents.
  • An observer representing the ANAO is invited to attend the Council meeting without voting rights.
  • Young chemists from an NAO country are eligible to apply for IUPAC-SOLVAY International Award for Young Chemists. The prize is given for the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the general area of the chemical sciences.
  • Each ANAO receives an annual subscription to the IUPAC news magazine, Chemistry International.

The current Associate National Adhering organizations are Kenya and Ghana, and we encourage more countries to join IUPAC by becoming an Associate National Adhering Organization. Please contact the Executive Director at LSoby@iupac.org to learn more.

CompanyWeb SiteNameAddress E-mail
Ghana Institute for Pure and Applied Chemistryhttp://www.gipacgh.comDr. Godfred NyarkoWest Coast Spinning Building
Steelworks Road, PO Box CE-11373
Tema
gipac.ghana@gmail.com
Kenya Chemical Society (KCS)http://kenchemsoc.orgMr. Austin OchiengP.O. Box 52428-00200
Nairobi, Kenya
kenchemsoc@gmail.com