ann20013 — Announcement

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20 April 2020
New IAU Code of Conduct Published

The most recent version of the IAU Code of Conduct is now available online. In line with the IAU’s mission to promote and safeguard astronomy worldwide, the updated guidelines are intended to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for the IAU’s astronomical activities. The document includes policies on ethics and anti-harassment, and details best practice relating to activities including research, publishing and outreach, as well as IAU meetings.

It is implicit that all IAU Members and Junior Members and all those who register to participate in IAU events have read the Code of Conduct and agree to abide by it. Appendices to the document outline the protocols for reporting violations of the Code of Conduct, and information on the disciplinary action that will be taken where the standards have not been upheld.

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The IAU is the international astronomical organisation that brings together more than 13 500 professional astronomers from more than 100 countries worldwide. Its mission is to promote and safeguard astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, through international cooperation. The IAU also serves as the internationally recognised authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and the surface features on them. Founded in 1919, the IAU is the world's largest professional body for astronomers.



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