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International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)

International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) website

ISOA was previously known as IPOA.  On 22 October 2010, IPOA (International Peace Operations Association) changed its name to ISOA (International Stability Operations Association), to "better reflect the broad industry that provides vital services and support to the international community in conflict, post-conflict and disaster relief operations."

ISOA is an industry association whose stated mission includes to "promote high operational and ethical standards of firms active in the peace and stability operations industry."

ISOA has adopted a Code of Conduct.

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