The trustees of the Rotary Foundation, in accordance witht the decision adopted by the 1995 Council on Legislation affirm that the global eradication of Polio is, and must remain, the premier goal of Rotar International and its Foundation until the day the world is certified as being rid of the Polio-virus.

The trustees believe that it is premature, and to the detriment of Polio eradication, to adopt any future goal before the PolioPlus Programme is concluded. The potential distraction of Rotarians, the under-cutting of international advocacy efforts among Governments, and the diminishment of Rotary's eradication efforts could be the consequence of any such adoption.

Statement on Commitment to Polio Eradication