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IAOS (International Association for Official Statistics) is an association founded in 1985. It is an international non-governmental organization (NGO), which was created and developed as a specialized section of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). It is a voluntary organization whose members are scattered around the globe, mostly doing a full time job, rarely meeting and supported by a very small office.
The objectives of the Association shall be to promote the understanding and advancement of official statistics and related subjects and to foster the development of effective and efficient official statistical services through international contacts among individuals and organizations, including users of official statistics as well as research institutes.

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2024-2025 Web Intelligence Network Webinar Series

The ESSnet Web Intelligence Network (WIN) project was launched by Eurostat in 2021 and aims to develop and nurture a network of like-minded individuals to have access to the Web Intelligence Hub, where they will be able to explore an array of non-traditional data sources to accelerate the modernisation of the European Statistical System (ESS).

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2024 IAOS-ISI Conference "Improving Decision-Making for All"

Call for papers has already been launched. Read more

The Conference is jointly organized by the IAOS, ISI and the Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). It aims to provide an environment where interested people and institutions can examine the current dilemmas around data and suggest ideas for producing statistical information that contributes to improving decision-making at every level, from policymakers to citizens. 

Information about the conference, its theme and strands is now available on the IAOS 2024 webpage.