The IUSSP mission is to promote the scientific study of population, encourage exchange between researchers around the globe, and stimulate interest in population issues.

To further its mission, the IUSSP:

  • organizes seminars and workshops to further scientific knowledge;
  • organizes training and distance-learning activities to improve the research capacity;
  • organizes the International Population Conference every four years to bring together world specialists in the field;
  • publishes outcomes of its scientific activities in a variety of publications, aimed at a scientific audience, policy makers or for the general public;
  • maintains a website, to help its members collaborate in a variety of ways and to provide population information for a general audience.