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Social security systems in Asia and the Pacific are increasingly perceived as integral to economic and social development, but the further extension of social security and health-care coverage...
Social security organizations in the Southern African region considered new forms of regional cooperation during a technical seminar in Windhoek, Namibia, from the 19 to 20 October 2009,...
The central role of social security systems in enabling equitable development in the world's most populous region will be the focus of the Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the...
The International Social Security Association (ISSA) opened a Liaison Office for the Andean countries in Lima, Peru, on 5 October as part of its strategy to strengthen the role of social...
Globally, there is an urgent need to extend health-care coverage. Each year the absence of affordable health care leads more individuals and families into a vicious circle of ill health and...
The extension of coverage is one of the greatest challenges for social security today. Studies estimate that between 70 and 80 per cent of the global population live in a state of "social...
The International Social Security Association's (ISSA) Secretary General has emphasized that the extension of social security must build on the existing capacities of social security...
The future of social security funds and the impact of the financial crisis on the sustainability of pension schemes will be discussed at the 16th International Conference of Social Security...
A new Liaison Office for West Africa has been opened in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, with the aim of strengthening the collaboration and efficiency of social security schemes in the region, the...
Since reforming its previous employment-related social insurance programme in 2001, Chile has operated an innovative two-tier unemployment insurance (UI) programme for new entrants to the...
A ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the publication of the Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work was hosted by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) on Monday...
Worker mobility is an increasingly important phenomenon, resulting in the implementation of social coverage services at an international level. These services require the signing of agreements...
In the current time of financial and economic crisis, the importance of strengthening social security's role in society, as an investment in social cohesion and political stability and a...
The International Social Security Association has announced the opening of a new Liaison Office for South Asia, which will work with social security institutions to extend coverage and develop...
Keeping growing numbers of older workers in employment for longer, or finding them new jobs after they have been made redundant, are challenging objectives for policy-makers and social security...
Social security institutions in Brazil and Mexico have won the Good Practice Award for the Americas, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) announced today.
The initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to forge a Global Jobs Pact can help to ensure that responses to the global financial crisis are focused on employment and universal...
A global meeting of social security specialists has heard how information and communication technologies (ICT) are transforming public organizations and their delivery of services in all...
In an interview for the ISSA Web portal, Juan Carlos Yelmo García discusses some of the major potential of new developments, and some of the potential risks, of ICT for social security. Dr....
Innovative use of new technologies to enable social security institutions to provide more effective services to clients, and to cope with increased demands, will be on the agenda of a major...

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