International Informatization Academy (I.I.A.) was founded in 1990 as an independent, voluntary, scientific and self-governing organization of intellectuals comprising well known scientists, reputed professionals, outstanding statesmen and public figures, famous writers, artists and others.
Montreal's Headquarters of IIA is located in downtown of Montreal
This is a unique Academy that enjoys the membership of the United Nations and has its branch "Informatization and United Nations" at the UN's Headquarters in New York.
Since 1995, the I.I.A. has the General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN. There are only 147 organizations in the world who have the same Status, such are: International Chamber of Commerce, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, International Women Council, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Organization of Standardization and International Organization of Employees.
This Status is based on Article 71 of the Charter of the United Nations and on ECOSOC resolution 1996/31 adopted in 1996.
The General Consultative Status enables the IIA to contribute to the work programs and goals of the United Nations by serving as a technical expert, advisor and consultant to Governments and Secretariat.
In concrete terms, the IIA is entailed to participate in the ECOSOC and its various subsidiary bodies.
The IIA activities as described in the following pages, are in direct relevance to the aims and purposes of the United Nations' perspectives. Those activities are of recognized standing among governments and nations.
When fulfilling its statutory functions in accordance with the provisions and regulations of the United Nations, UNESCO and other international organizations, the Academy acts in accordance with the Constitution of the states where the Academy's affiliations are in operation. The Academy also operates within the framework of international treaties and its statute.
The Academy operates in the fields of information, knowledge and consensus needed to solve problems of ecology, cities, economy, status of women, standardization, establish information and communication infrastructures, ensure international collaboration and shape the global culture of development. The IIA has over 600 registered and established branches in: USA, RUSSIA, Canada, France, Armenia, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and Moldova.
THE IIA HAS OFFICES IN: GENEVA, KAZAN, MONTREAL, MOSCOW, NEW YORK, ST. PETERSBURG, VIENNA AND SAN DIEGO.
One of the most important goals of the Academy is to set-up and establish its branches in all the countries of the world.
These branches have to become independent research organizations formed from the elite of society with the legal status defined by the laws of the host country.
The branches, in respect to information, enjoy equal rights. In fact they are independent Academies interacting on horizontal levels.
A combination of branches form a honeycomb structure operating without a dominating role of control authorities.
The Academy organizes and conducts its activity observing the principle of a free will, equal rights of all its members, on the basis of decentralization and distributed information honeycomb self government with concession of complete juridical independence to its departments and structural subdivisions.
The Academy remunerates for services before it with Diplomas, Honorable Diplomas, International Prizes, Golden Medals "For outstanding services in the field of informatization, of world community".
It also confers the following academic degrees and titles:
Doctor of Philosophy,
Doctor of Science,
Doctor of Education,
Ph. D. in Business Administration (Management),
Ph. D. in State Administration (Management),
The Academy introduces outstanding achievements in the field of implementing ideas and practical elaboration in technical, educational, political and other social activities, the following academic degrees:
Grand Doctor in accordance with the Academy's Regulations on conferring academic degrees;
Prima doctor on specialization, stipulated by the Anglo-American educational system traditionally acknowledged by the world community.