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The 20 November is an important date for all children. On this date in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child . On the same date in 1989, the UN General...
Actuaries, statisticians and investment specialists are playing an ever expanding role in social security and society. This was a key take home message from the 19th ISSA International Conference...
The International Social Security Association (ISSA) and Rehabilitation International (RI) signed a cooperation agreement on specific activities on the occasion of the RI General Assembly held...
The 19th ISSA International Conference of Social Security Actuaries, Statisticians and Investment Specialists will run from 6 to 8 November 2018. The Conference, in Kuwait, will address many...
Death data is of crucial importance to avoid what, in administrative terms, may be referred to as the “living dead” and the “dead living”. The first group are people who have died but are...
October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The theme for this year’s day is: Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect...
The National Pension Service of Korea wins the 2018 ISSA Good Practice Award for Asia and the Pacific for the provision of one-stop services through four social insurance information systems. The...
Social security professionals have identified the priority challenges for social security in Asia and the Pacific. Key issues relate to closing the coverage gap, meeting health and long-term care...
The International Day of Older Persons is celebrated on 1 October. For the social security of older persons, a key issue relates to the sustainability and adequacy of old-age pension programmes.
On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Vision Zero campaign, the ISSA called on social security institutions to engage in the campaign and take a more proactive role in prevention....
The 12th ISSA Forum for Technical Commissions in Geneva from 27 to 28 August 2018, addressed the production and review of ISSA Guidelines, the ten global challenges for social security and the...
The ISSA has entered an agreement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to support social security institutions enhance their capacities in the area of information and...
The 4th BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting (LEMM) took place from 2 to 3 August 2018 in Durban, South Africa, coinciding with the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela, the first...
While universal social security has existed for a long time in the Eurasia region, its countries now face some difficult decisions in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of schemes and...
Inequalities across the life course impact the access to social security and therefore on the level of benefits. Women are particularly affected by these inequalities. During its recent European...
Authorities from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay discussed the features and scope of social credit programmes in their respective countries.
June 20 is World Refugee Day. In the context of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda “to leave no one behind”, what kinds of social protection are provided to refugee populations?
In his address to the International Labour Conference on 6 June, ISSA Secretary General Hans-Horst Konkolewsky emphasised the importance of gender mainstreaming in social security. He expressed...
The world of work is changing rapidly, with platform workers, non-standard contracts and self-employment becoming more and more common. This presents a challenge to social security systems to...
The International Social Security Association (ISSA) is inviting its 56 members from Asia and the Pacific to participate in the competition for the Good Practice Award for the region. The award...

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