the practical need for the formation of a supra-national body
for uniting the different groups of protozoologists
of all countries in the world, the undersigned wish
to present the following resolutions for adoption
by the 2nd International Conference on Protozoology:
That an INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON PROTOZOOLOGY be formed before 1
January 1966 and that
its membership meet annually, if possible, or at least once between
That such a COMMISSION work toward realisation of the following four
To be active in planning future international Conferences:
to decide on sites and dates; to
with National Organising Committees at the appropriate
time; to act as banker, for any funds available,
in the interim between Conferences; and to fulfil any other obligations related
to such Conferences.
To study the question of the creation of an International Union, to
constitution for such an
organisation, and to present it all groups for definitive decision
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To explore means of establishing closer relationships with
international biologica) or othcr organisations,
such as IUBS, FAO, UNESCO, and WHO.
To promote, entourage, and maintain co-operation among protozoologists
of all countries by serving
as a clearing house -
probably by establishment of a number of special committees generally
member of the COMMISSION - for
consideration of important matters of an international nature: such
register of protozoologists and of type-specimen and culture
collections; study of the feasibility of centrally
located bibliographic files and specimen-identification centres; endorsement
abstracting services; promotion of revisions, as needed, of systems of
classification of Protozoa; strengthening
the role of protozoology and the participation of protozoologists in the
International Biological Programme.
That the composition of the COMMISSION be as follows:
One representative from each duly constituted society, group, section or
"associated society" of protozoologists
which has a membership of 21-100 persons.
Two representatives from any. group with a membership
between 100 and 500; and three representatives
from any group with a greater number.
The President and Secretary of the immediate past International
Conferente on Protozoology, as the
representatives of their society; and the President and Secretary of
the immediate future Conference. The President
and the Secretary of the immediate future Conference shall
serve as President and Secretary of the COMMISSION,
as soon as their identity is known.
In the broadest sense; e.g.,
autosynthetic flagellates are included.
5th August 1965.