One of the objectives of IAOS is to promote the understanding and advancement of official statistics and related subjects.
Membership is open to persons of all countries of the world, and the activity of IAOS is based on universally agreed understanding and principles of official statistics. All members of IAOS endorse and promote universal ethical values and good practices as expressed in the ISI’s Declaration on Professional Ethics for Statisticians, as well as in the UN Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics. As IAOS members are professionally active in all continents, the Association is in a particularly good position to promote the implementation of ethical values, fundamental principles and good practices all over the world.
The IAOS has had several discussions on professional ethics at its meetings. Relevant background material includes: