International Statistical Institute January 2020
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Messages & Reports
President’s Message
Happy 2020! We closed 2019 with a celebration of the world of statistics at the WSC in Kuala Lumpur, and we launch 2020 with a view towards an exciting WSC 2021 in The Hague. More>>
Director’s Message
2020 will be rich a year in terms of celebration of historic events. The year will be marked by ISI’s celebration of its 135th anniversary… More>>
ISI turns 135 on 24 June 2020
Read the first of a series of articles dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the ISI, kindly written by Jean-Luis Bodin, former President of the ISI (1999-2001).
ISI/IFC High Level Meeting on Data Governance: Final Report
The ISI/IFC High Level Meeting on Data Governance was organized by the ISI in collaboration with the Irvin Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC), the African Union (AU), and the National Statistical Institute of Tunisia (INS). It was held in Tunis on 22 November 2019. The final report of the meeting is now available and can be accessed here.
ISI Statement about Persisting Legal Action against Andreas Georgiou, Former ELSTAT President
Why is he being prosecuted after eight years for following statistical principles? More>>
World Statistics Congress (WSC)
ISI WSC 2021 – 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress
Calls and Announcements
Funding Opportunity: Joint ISI and IBS Initiative for the 2020 International Biometrics Conference
Young ISI members are invited to submit applications for the opportunity to participate as ISI Young Ambassadors in the 30th International Biometrics Conference (IBC 2020) to be held in Seoul, Korea from 5 - 10 July 2020. More>>
The UN World Data Forum 2020: Submit your session proposal by 31 January 2020
The UN World Data Forum 2020 (UNWDF 2020) will bring together data leaders from diverse stakeholder groups, including national and international statistical systems, academia, business community and civil society, to exchange ideas, showcase innovations, identify solutions, discuss future strategies… More>>
Prizes and Awards
International Prize in Statistics Nominations to Open Soon
The International Prize in Statistics—one of the highest honors in statistics—is awarded every two years to an individual or team “for major achievements using statistics to advance science, technology, and human welfare.” More>>
ISI Associations' News
  • Zambia 2020 IAOS-ISI Conference “Better Lives 2030: Mobilising the power of data for Africa and the world”
  • IAOS Young Statistician Prize
  • Statistical Journal of the IAOS (SJIAOS)
  • 2020 UN World Data Forum – Call for Proposals
  • 63rd ISI WSC 2021
  • Call for Papers: Journal of Data Science, Statistics, and Visualisation
  • IASC Supports the 2nd Conference on Statistics and Data Science
  • Final Reminder: Free Access to Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (CSDA) in print & online
  • Data Science, Statistics, and Visualization Conference, 29-31July 2020, North Carolina
  • News from the IASC Executive Committee
  • Conferences on survey statistics and related areas in 2020
  • The Survey Research Methods Section (SRMS) of the ASA
  • IASS Twitter account
News From Affiliated Organizations
IFC 2020 Biennial Conference
On 27-28 August 2020 the Irving Fisher Committee for Central Bank Statistics will hold its Tenth Biennial Conference, titled “The future of finance: implications for central bank statistics” at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland. The programme will cover issues such as the impact of innovation and fintech on the measurement and classification of new types of financial intermediation, financial inclusion and literacy issues. In addition, the conference will look at various data management issues faced by central banks, taking note of their dual role as compilers of financial statistics as well as users of this information. More>>
Other News
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Ada van Krimpen - ISI Director
Statistical Science for a Better World