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Policy-makers and administrators from more than 25 countries in the Americas region will consider how social security systems can build on the significant gains in the extension of coverage of...
The ISSA has announced the opening of a new Liaison Office for Eurasia, in Moscow, the Russian Federation, on 15 March 2016, to further develop its presence in the region.
The global community marks International Women's Day on 8 March. The 2016 theme for International Women's Day is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality". The objective is to...
Following its first full year of activity, the ISSA Academy diploma programme will expand into more markets and offer more courses in 2016.
The ISSA joined BRICS labour and employment ministers at their first high-level meeting dedicated to quality jobs and inclusive employment policies, in Ufa, the Russian Federation, on 25 and 26...
Internationally, the scale of current population movements comprising economic migrants and refugees is impacting an increasing number of countries, and major urban centres particularly –...
The World Social Security Forum (WSSF) – the leading global event for social security professionals – will take place in Panama City, Panama, from 14 to 18 November 2016, the ISSA has announced.
Focused on the theme of excellence in social security administration, the Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific provided a key platform for more than 200 participants,...
Initiatives from Australia and the Republic of Korea that have improved the quality and access to social security for millions of people have received the Good Practice Award for Asia and the...
Social security in the Asia-Pacific region is benefiting from a favourable context to achieve unprecedented progress, but systems need to prepare for new challenges if comprehensive coverage is...
Home to over half the global population, the Asia and the Pacific region is diverse in its economic, social and demographic development. Supported by strong economic growth in the region since...
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations represent a major commitment to social protection and healthcare for all, and social security administrations can make an...
The definition of an adequate retirement benefit has often focused on one measure alone – the replacement ratio. Given the multiple aims of social security systems, this focus can be considered...
Professor Dimson discusses some of the major trends and factors that are shaping investment choices today and why these are important for social security and pension funds
In a number of countries the assets held by reserve funds represent a significant percentage of GDP. Larger funds often manage assets of over USD 20 billion. The ISSA's Social Security ...
While economic instability, high unemployment rates and fiscal constraints have occupied policy-makers and social security institutions in recent years, there are two underlying issues that are...
The ISSA's International Conference on Information and Communication Technology in Social Security opens in Astana on 2 September
It is commonplace for many social security pension systems to be financed on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis: in any given year, current contributors allow the use of their contributions to pay...
Preventing risk has always been a policy priority for social security. The dominant emphasis in this regard has fallen traditionally on workplace risk prevention. In recent years, a growing...
On 20 February, the United Nations will observe the World Day of Social Justice. Social justice is defined as the full respect of fundamental freedoms and human rights. It is accepted however...

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