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International Associations

International Association for Official Statistics

IAOS brings together producers and users of official statistics. The objectives of IAOS are:
* to promote the understanding and advancement of official statistics and related subjects;
* to foster the development of effective and efficient official statistical services, particularly in developing countries, through international contacts among individuals and organizations, including users of official statistics as well as research institutions.

International Association for Statistical Computing

The International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) was founded during the 41st Session of the ISI in 1977, as a Section of the ISI. The objectives of the Association are to foster world-wide interest in effective statistical computing and to exchange technical knowledge through international contacts and meetings between statisticians, computing professionals, organizations, institutions, governments and the general public. The Association is affiliated with the International Federation of Information Processing Societies (IFIP). The Association pursues its objectives with special attention to developing countries. It promotes collaborative efforts within international, national, regional and other organizations and institutions having similar aims; it fosters evaluations of statistical computing techniques and programs and facilitates the exchange of computer programmes and meetings, particularly in conjunction with sessions of the ISI.

International Association for Statistical Education

The IASE seeks to advance statistical education at all levels, from primary school through training of professionals. The Association places a strong emphasis on international cooperation and the exchange of information through its programme of publications and meetings.

International Association of Survey Statisticians

Founded in 1973, the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) has as its charge and mandate to promote the study and development of the theory and practice of sample surveys and censuses. It also aims to increase interest in surveys and censuses among statisticians, governments, and the public the world over.

International Association for Social Science
Information Service and Technology

IASSIST is an organization dedicated to the issues and concerns of data librarians, data archivists, data producers, and data users. This unique professional association assists members in their support of social science research. IASSIST helps bridge the interests and concerns of three distinct communities working in the public and private sector:
1. social researchers and scientists who are producers and users of micro and macro-level social data;
2. information specialists who preserve social data, manage facilities and provide services that promote the secondary use of social data; and
3. computing specialists who advance technical methods to manipulate and analyze social data.

International Statistical Institute

The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is one of the oldest international scientific associations functioning in the modern world. It was established in 1885 and therefore celebrated its Centenary in 1985. The Institute is an autonomous society which seeks to develop and improve statistical methods and their application through the promotion of international activity and co-operation.

International Organization for Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130 countries, one from each country. ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) promotes scientific studies of demography and population-related issues. Originally founded in 1928 and reconstituted in 1947, the IUSSP is the leading international professional association for individuals interested in population studies.

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