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The ISSA has welcomed the adoption by the UN General Assembly of a resolution on affordable universal health care, which further recognizes access to basic social security services.
In order to be relevant and useful to societies it is essential that social security systems do not remain static but respond to the changing national – and, with respect to the global financial...
The global community has witnessed in recent years China's unparalleled achievements in building universal health-care coverage. As a result of the 850 billion Chinese Yuan (CNY) health-care...
Argentina's Secretariat for Social Security has been given the ISSA Good Practice Award for the Americas 2012 in recognition of its national social security policy to provide more and better...
Social security throughout the Americas region is contributing to a reduction in poverty and inequality, through a combination of innovative programme designs and tailored approaches to coverage...
At the international conference "Pension Reform: Prospects and Reality", hosted by the State Social Security Service of Armenia and the International Association of Pension and Social Funds...
The Quixote Award is bestowed annually to a person or organization in recognition of distinguished work in the area of occupational medicine, the occupational health nursing, occupational health...
China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has received the Good Practice Award for Asia and the Pacific 2012 in recognition of its unparalleled and rapid deployment of a...
Social security institutions in the Asia and Pacific region are innovating in the design and scope of their programmes in response to complex social and economic transformation, and significant...
One of the most effective means for social security systems to manage and control expenditures – and ensure sustainability – is by ensuring that citizens maintain optimal health. Through health...
An international seminar of social protection experts meeting in Moscow has identified a series of successful social insurance incentives and strategies that support employment and activity, and...
In a context of global social and economic upheaval, the mission and vision of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) to promote and develop social security have rarely seemed so...
For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth of Australia, a national scheme of disability services is being introduced. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will aim to...
The term "retirement age" defines the legal age when a worker must mandatorily leave the labour force. The term "pensionable age" is the legal age when a worker first becomes eligible for an...
In June 2012, the International Labour Conference voted on an historic Recommendation for social protection floors, which will support the extension of social protection coverage and the...
Progress towards the establishment of social protection floors for some of the world's most vulnerable communities reached an important new stage at a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York this...
Rwanda is known for its remarkable success story in extending access to health care to its entire population. This process took an important further step in July 2011 with the introduction of...
On average, OECD countries are currently spending almost 10 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) on health. In the future, health spending will be a greater part of the economy than it...
As the International Labour Conference (ILC) meeting in Geneva prepares to vote on an historic Recommendation on social protection floors, the ISSA has reiterated its support for international...
As social security schemes are impacted by the combined pressures of short-term fiscal constraints and long-term demographic changes, the critical contribution of actuaries to the sustainable...

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