The Guatemala Declaration offers "a response to the economic crisis based on collaboration, education and a culture of social security", and reaffirms the important role that social security systems play, not only in the fight against poverty, but also as a buffer against the crisis and a driver of economic performance.
The Declaration calls on national stakeholders and international organizations to intensify their efforts in the fields of information and coordination, and invites countries to declare the last week of April each year as a “Social Security Week”.
The Guatemala Declaration results from an agreement between the International Social Security Association (ISSA), the Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS) and the Ibero-American Organization for Social Security (OISS), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization.
The Guatemala Declaration
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