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The 2017 ISSA Good Practice Award for Americas has been presented to the Social Insurance Bank, Uruguay for an innovation that extends social security coverage to workers in the sharing economy.
Social security professionals have identified the priority challenges for social security in the Americas. Key issues relate to the impacts of population ageing, meeting health and long-term care...
The 2017 ISSA Good Practice Award for Africa has been presented to the National Social Insurance Fund of Cameroon for an innovation that enables the continuous development and improvement of...
The priority challenges for social security in Africa include: closing the coverage gap, higher public expectations and health and long term care, which require fundamental and long-term strategic...
Ninety years ago, the International Social Security Association was created.
To coincide with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on 1 October 2017, the ISSA has launched a major new report on demography: Megatrends and social security: Demographic...
A new ISSA report confirms that investments in rehabilitation and work reintegration “pay off” for employers, social security systems and society at large.
The International Social Security Association (ISSA) launches the first ever global campaign to improve safety, health and wellbeing at work. The campaign aims to engage companies worldwide to...
With the attendance of ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the 2017 BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting was held on the 26-27 July in Chongqing, China.
In 1927, the leaders of 17 sickness insurance and mutual benefit societies representing some 20 million insured persons came together at the initiative of the International Labour Organization...
The ISSA has expressed its strong support for renewed efforts by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to contribute to the fight against climate change, at an intervention during the...
Investment in employment injury schemes is an essential condition for decent work in a transforming labour market, particularly in developing countries, ISSA President Dr Joachim Breuer has told a...
One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030 is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. A major challenge is the creation of quality...
The ISSA has released the Social Security Reserve Fund Monitor 2015 report, produced in collaboration with CEM Benchmarking. As for previous editions, the report covers the performance of...
A new ISSA Liaison Office for Central Africa was opened in Libreville, Gabon, on 21 March 2017 with the objective of strengthening social security administration and the extension of coverage in...
Dr Joachim Breuer was elected as the 16th President of the ISSA at the World Social Security Forum in November 2016. Dr Breuer is the Director-General of the German Social Accident Insurance, and...
The global community marks International Women’s Day on 8 March. The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. Acknowledging the need...
High-level training opportunities for managers and experts, Regional Forums for social security leaders in Africa and the Americas and a focus on the future of social security in the digital...
Nikolay Kozlov was elected as Treasurer of the ISSA at the World Social Security Forum in 2016. Nikolay Kozlov is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and...
The future of social security and the impact of the digital economy were discussed at the first meeting between newly-elected ISSA President Dr Joachim Breuer and the Director-General of the...

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