General Assembly

The General Assembly is composed of all individual members of the ISI. It is the highest authority within our organization.

Responsibilities and authority

  • Decide on any changes to the ISI Statutes.
  • Appoint and, when necessary, dismiss members of the Executive Committee and the elected members of the Council.
  • Establish Associations to promote the mission and objectives of the ISI in particular areas of specialization or in particular geographical regions.
  • Approve the annual report.
  • Designate ISI representatives for appropriate events.
  • Decide on matters relating to the dissolution of the ISI.
  • Decide on matters regarding the installation and working modalities of ISI Standing Committees.


The General Assembly shall be convened by the Executive Committee at least once a year. There shall be a meeting of the General Assembly at the ISI biennial World Statistics Congress.

The Executive Committee may convene special meetings of the General Assembly whenever it is deemed necessary. A special meeting may also be convened by a request of at least 10% of the individual members.

Members shall be informed of the date and place of the meetings at least two months in advance. The convocation for the General Assembly may be sent electronically or through postal mail. In agreement with the member, the convocation may be sent electronically in a readable and reproducible form to an address made available by the member. If a special meeting is requested by members (see previous paragraph), it shall be announced within two months of receiving the request.

The ISI President shall chair the meetings of the General Assembly.


Decisions shall be made by consensus or by voting. In case of voting, each individual member of the ISI shall have one vote. Voting by proxy is not allowed, unless the provisions are met in article 15: Amendment to the Statutes, of the ISI Statutes. Depending on the format of the meeting, voting may be done in person or via electronic means. Electronic voting may be organized prior to the General Assembly. Votes expressed electronically shall be considered as valid as votes in person at the General Assembly.

Except as otherwise provided by law or by the ISI Statutes, decisions of the General Assembly shall be made by a simple majority of the votes cast. For the purpose of computing a majority, abstentions and spoiled votes shall not be counted. In the event of a tie, the chair shall cast a tie-breaking vote.