The IAU Officers, together with the XXXI General Assembly National Organising Committee, have decided to postpone the XXXI General Assembly to August 2022. The meeting, which was originally scheduled for 16–27 August 2021, will take place in Busan, South Korea on August 1-11, 2022. The exact deadlines of the meeting are yet to be finalised.

The Scientific Organizing Committee is preparing the Focus Meeting remotely, so there is no break in its work. We expect the global situation will improve in 2022, so we will see you at the Focus Meeting in Busan, Republic of Korea. The COVID-19 coronavirus disease pandemic is still uncertain in its spread, so we will update the website if there are any changes.