Bureau International des Poids et MesuresSI system under the terms of the Metre Convention.
According to its official site:
The task of the BIPM is to ensure world-wide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of Units (SI).
It does this with the authority of the Convention of the Metre, a diplomatic treaty between fifty-one nations, and it operates through a series of Consultative Committees, whose members are the national metrology laboratories of the Member States of the Convention, and through its own laboratory work.
The BIPM carries out measurement-related research. It takes part in, and organizes, international comparisons of national measurement standards, and it carries out calibrations for Member States.
The others are:
- the Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures (CGPM) and
- the Comité International des Poids et Mesures (CIPM).