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The sustainability of social security systems and of health-care systems in particular is the subject of much discussion, analysis and reform in most developed countries. This is especially so...
The ISSA has welcomed a report by the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) which sets out a significant reform agenda, and reaffirms the priority commitment of the ILO...
As part of its strategy to develop international training and consultancy services for social security administrations, the ISSA has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of...
Social security systems in Europe are implementing innovative and effective responses to the crisis, but are facing long-term challenges to their sustainability that will require important...
Across the Europe region, the economic crisis, labour market and demographic conditions, present important challenges for social security administrations. Nevertheless, the region’s...
Belgium’s National Employment Office and Italy’s National Employment Accident Insurance Institute have received ex-aequo the prestigious Good Practice Award for Europe from the International...
European social security systems have played a crucial role in mitigating the effects of the economic crisis, but are experiencing unprecedented pressures due to record unemployment and the...
Occupational safety experts from throughout Africa concluded a seminar in Banjul, Gambia, on 26 April with a declaration that commits social security institutions and other actors to actively...
The Italian Inter-Association Council for Prevention (CIIP) has presented the prestigious CIIP Award 2013 to the ISSA, in recognition of contributions to safety and health at work.
Message on the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013
Contribution collection is a core function within most social security schemes, and an important component in the extension of social security coverage. The current economic crisis and fiscal...
Social security administrators and senior managers from CIS, Eastern European and Latin American countries concluded a high-level international Round Table meeting in Uruguay on 20 March, and...
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a new report, “Developing Future Social Protection Systems Retirement Income”.
Despite different cultures, demographics, economic situations and societal institutions and structures, the development and rapid extension of social security coverage in the BRICS countries...
Nothing is more fundamental to future social stability and economic growth than ensuring young people have the necessary skills and opportunities to find and retain decent work. The...
For social security institutions involved in the health sector, investing in activities that promote good health and encourage preventive health practices can significantly reduce the demand for...
International Women's Day on 8 March provides an opportunity to assess the gender gap in social security, and to identify ways to extend and improve access to social security for vulnerable...
The BRICS countries – Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa – are rapidly and effectively developing their social protection programmes, including access to health care...
The ISSA Bureau has elected a new Vice-President of the Association at its 106th meeting on 16 January in Geneva. ISSA President Mr Errol Frank Stoové proposed the appointment of Datuk...
Extending effective coverage to improve access to benefits is the major objective of social security systems. But covering self-employed workers – both in the formal and informal sector – has...

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