To encourage international co-operation and association among statisticians, and the exchange of their professional knowledge and research findings. To further the international integration of statistics by developing worldwide relations among statistical societies and unofficial organizations with an interest in statistics. To contribute to the improvement of statistical education and promote the training of competent statisticians. To advance the study of statistical theory. To appraise statistical methods and practices. To encourage statistical research and further the use of statistical methods in all fields where this may be useful. To further international comparability of statistical data.
The ISI is especially renowned for its biennial meetings in which the entire membership congregates to exchange innovative ideas, develop new links and discuss current trends and developments in the statistical world.