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ISOA is the international trade association of the stability operations industry, promoting ethics and standards worldwide and advocating for effective utilisation of private sector services. ISOA members are leaders in the industry and are supported by ISOA’s outreach, education and government affairs initiatives.

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The International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association, founded in 2001 as the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA).

ISOA’s mission is to:

- Promote high operational and ethical standards of firms active in the peace and stability operations industry;

-To engage in a constructive dialogue and advocacy with policy-makers about the growing and positive contribution of these firms to the enhancement of international peace, development and human security;

-To provide unique networking and business development opportunities for its member companies; and to inform the concerned public about the activities and role of the industry.

ISOA is committed to raising the standards of the peace and stability operations industry to ensure sound and ethical professionalism and transparency in the conduct of peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction activities.


All member companies subscribe to the ISOA Code of Conduct, which represents a constructive effort towards better regulating private sector operations in conflict and post-conflict environments and disaster relief. It reflects our belief that high standards will both benefit the industry and serve the greater causes of peace, development, and human security.

ISOA Granted Observer Status with the ICoCA

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Posted by: ISOA Staff

The International Stability Operations Association is pleased to announce that it has been granted observer status with the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers’ Association. The
ISOA looks forward to supporting the ICoCA in its mission to promote
the responsible provision of private security services.