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The Social Security Media Monitor offers a selection of social security news articles from media around the world. External sites will open in a new window. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the ISSA is not responsible for the content of external sites.

20 November 2017

The Government is being urged to close loopholes around the treatment of self-employed workers following intense scrutiny of gig-economy companies such as Deliveroo and Uber. A joint draft bill from the Work and Pensions and Business Committees has argued that there should be a new “worker by default” status, which requires companies to provide basic standards and benefits.

15 November 2017

Québec Portal (13.11.2017) The Expert Committee on Guaranteed Minimum Income released its final report, in which it presents 23 recommendations consistent with a global vision of what would be a transformed and enhanced income system. This global vision is based on both a conceptual analysis of the very idea of guaranteed minimum income and an overall diagnosis of Québec's current income support system. The final report is accompanied by the progress report. The purpose of this undertaking is to look into new approaches that could be used to fight poverty more effectively, promote social inclusion and move towards introducing a guaranteed minimum income.

14 November 2017 (nov 2017) The Social Security System bagged the 2017 Government Best Practice Award (GBPR) from the Development Academy of the Philippines for its implementation of the AlkanSSSya Program to intensify social security coverage among informal sector workers.

14 November 2017

10/11/2017 - Healthier lifestyles, higher incomes and better education have all contributed to boost life expectancy in recent decades. Better health care has also helped, according to a new OECD report.

10 November 2017

 New Straits Times (10.11.2017) The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has brought some good news for 328,056 recipients, who will receive a raise in their pensions at a minimum rate of RM475 under the Employment Injury Scheme and Invalidity Scheme backdated to Sept 1

7 November 2017 (06.11.2017) Les transferts sociaux permettent d’atténuer les disparités de revenus, en particulier dans les départements très riches ou très pauvres, selon une étude de l’Insee.

7 November 2017

The New Times (07.11.2017) Currently, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are guiding the long-term development strategy of developed and developing countries. Goal 8 of SDGs aims at promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

6 November 2017

tribuneindia (06.11.2017) The government needs to spend 3.8 per cent of the GDP on health to meet the goal of universal health coverage (UHC). New data suggests India needs to do much more than it’s doing to meet UHC targets as promised under the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

3 November 2017 (25.10.2017) Les pays africains sont appelés à prendre à bras-le-corps la question de la sécurité et de la protection sociales pour écrire une nouvelle page sociale africaine permettant à tout citoyen Africain de bénéficier de la couverture sociale dans le sillage d’un développement de l’équité, ont recommandé énergiquement les participants au Sommet régional de la sécurité sociale, tenu mercredi à Addis-Abeba.

3 November 2017

LCI (02.11.2017) Alors que le magazine féministe "Causette", appuyé par des personnalités, réclame un allongement et une meilleure indemnisation du congé paternité, voici un tour d'horizon de ce qui est proposé pour les jeunes pères de famille dans le reste de l'Europe.

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