The principle of the Universality of Science is fundamental to scientific progress.
This principle embodies freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists, as well as
equitable access to data, information and research materials. In pursuing its objectives with respect to the rights and
responsibilities of scientists, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) actively upholds this
principle, and, in so doing, opposes any discrimination on the basis of such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship,
language, political stance, gender, or age. IUPAP should only sponsor conferences and events at institutions and in
countries that uphold this principle. If scientists are excluded from attending IUPAP-sponsored international
conferences by a host institution or country on the basis of any of these factors, IUPAP should register its concern at
the highest level of that institution or country, and should not sponsor any future events in that country until such
exclusions have been eliminated.
[ Section 1. (http://iupap.org/sponsored-conferences/conference-policies/)]
It is the policy of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) that
all participants at an IUPAP-supported Conference will enjoy a comfortable experience, and that they will treat each
other with respect at all times. The conference organisers will appoint two advisors at the conference who will consult
with those who have suffered from harassment and who will suggest ways of redressing their problems, and an advisor
who will counsel those accused of harassment.
[Section 4 IUPAP Conference Policies, weblink (http://iupap.org/sponsored-conferences/conference-policies/)].