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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...
The ISSA has welcomed the election of a new Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, in Geneva today.
Representatives of social security organizations from the Eastern European and Eurasian regions continued to discuss improved social protection of migrant workers at the second meeting of the...
The Vice-President of Argentina, Mr Amado Boudou, has called for social security systems to be seen as key tool for investing in the "real" economy and for ensuring growth with social inclusion...
The ISSA Bureau elected a new Vice-President of the Association during its 105th meeting in Geneva on 8 May. Mr Soliman S. Al-Humayyd was proposed as Vice-President by the ISSA President Errol...
Preparations for the World Social Security Forum in 2013 entered a new stage today with the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the ISSA and the host organization, the...
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work has been observed by the ILO since 2003, and is a significant advocacy tool to raise awareness about how to make work safe and healthy and to raise...
Social security institutions have always been at the forefront of information and communication technology (ICT) application. In addition, they are increasingly asked to extend large-scale...
The UN marks World Health Day on 7 April, and this year's theme is Ageing and health: Good health adds life to years.
The International Social Security Association has formalized an agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO) aimed at reinforcing collaboration in support of the extension and...
Demographic changes, economic instability and social demands are placing pressures on the sustainability of pension schemes and social security funds, and will require innovative reforms and...
A new debate on the linkages between occupational health, risk prevention at work, and wider health promotion and rehabilitation efforts will be crucial to more effectively build a global...
Accurately-targeted and objective-driven use of information and communication technology (ICT) is increasingly essential to the capability of social security institutions to deliver better...
Demographic changes, financing challenges, unequal access to social security by different categories of the population as well as institutional inefficiencies all combined to convince...
International Women's Day on 8 March is an opportunity to ask how women's access to social security is evolving – and what are some of the major challenges that remain?
Social protection has become a centrepiece for development, because it is an indispensable ingredient for empowering people to participate in society in all its dimensions – social, political,...
An increasing number of success stories in Africa highlight the positive developmental role that social security plays. By increasing coverage and delivering benefits that meet the needs of the...
As some African countries celebrate their half-century of political independence, many are also taking stock of their social achievements. The contribution of social security to social and...
Financial and economic crises adversely affect the mental well-being of workers, and have ramifications for social security systems. During the last two decades, the impact of mental illness has...
The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) of the United Republic of Tanzania has received the ISSA Good Practice Award for Africa 2011 for improvements in its health insurance scheme, the...

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