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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.

Latest news

Katherine Wallman Obituary

IAOS joins the international official statistical community in acknowledging the huge contribution of Katherine Wallman who passed away on January 17, 2024, at the age of 80. Katherine was a giant in the international and American statistical communities and a cherished friend to many.

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Congratulations to Gemma Van Halderen awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2024 Australian Day Honours

IAOS congratulates Gemma Van Halderen, for her Public Service Medal awarded in the 2024 Australian Day Honours. Gemma was recognised for outstanding public service in delivering significant statistical developments for better use of data for public policy purposes, both in Australia and internationally. Part of the award is in recognition of Gemma’s work in nurturing and developing early career statisticians and data professionals.

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ESSNet Web Intelligence Network Webinar

The ESSnet Web Intelligence Network (WIN) project, will host its next webinar on 5 March 2024 on the topic of Measuring the quality of large-scale automated classification systems applied to online job advertisement data.

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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.