International Sociological Association (ISA)

Association internationale de sociologie (AIS)
Internationale Vereinigung für Soziologie
Asociación Internacional de Sociologia
Mezdunarodnaja Sociologiceskaja Associacija

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1949-09-11 Oslo Norway


Founded at Constituent Congress, on the initiative of B-XB3383 - UNESCO, when Statutes were adopted.

Statutes modified and individual membership introduced Sep 1970, Varna (Bulgaria); last modifications: 1986, Delhi (India); Aug 1993, Gävle (Sweden); Jul 1994, Bielefeld (Germany); Jul 2002, Brisbane (Australia); Jul 2010, Gothenburg (Sweden); Jul 2014, Yokohama (Japan).


Represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion.


2025-07-07 | Rabat, Morocco – Forum of Sociology

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Assembly (every 4 years at World Congress); Council of National Associations; Research Council; Executive Committee; Research Committees; Working Groups; Thematic Groups; Secretariat.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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