(i) Turkey and Ukraine became members of the COSPAR community.
(ii) The 32nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly and Associated Events will be held in Nagoya, Japan 12-19 July 1998. During the associated 1998 COSPAR Council Meeting, the new COSPAR President, Vice-President, other Bureau members, Finance Committee Chair and Finance Committee members will be elected. For the preparation of this event, a Nomination Committee consisting of five members was installed.
(iii) It was decided to hold the future COSPAR Assemblies in Poland (year 2000) and in the USA (year 2002), the latter eventually in connection with a second World Space Congress.
(iv) The installation of a new category of COSPAR affiliate, called `Supporters', was discussed and envisaged with the objective of gaining greater attention for COSPAR's work and to help bring in funds.
COSPAR has introduced a home page on the World Wide Web with the address http://COSPAR.itodys.jussieu.fr.
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