Resolutions Adopted at General Assemblies

Decisions and recommendations of the IAU are expressed in its Resolutions. Resolutions are voted and adopted by the General Assembly in matters of importance for all of astronomy or for the IAU as a whole.  Resolutions concerning well-defined areas of astronomy may be the subject of Resolutions voted and adopted by Divisions or Commissions and have force within those bodies only.  The procedures for proposing and considering Resolutions are further described in the Working Rules (IV.14).