IOAA is designed to be a truly international organization on Astronomy and Astrophysics competitions.
The organization is run by an international committee, whose members are elected from international members of the organization.
The purpose of IOAA is to promote interests and educations on astronomy and astrophysics of high school students.
By participating in the competitions, students will have opportunities to meet fellow students of the same interests and make friends.
This will lead to good understandings among countries and hence collaboration in future researches.