The Social Security Media Monitor offers a selection of social security news articles from media around the world. External sites will open in a new window. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the ISSA is not responsible for the content of external sites.
OpenGovAsia (28.10.2017) Over 1.1 billion people in the world, which is nearly 1 in 7 individuals, are unable to prove their identity.
La Vanguardia (20.11.2017) Las mejoras del empleo juvenil en España, Francia e Italia han influido en gran medida en la reducción de la tasa de desempleo en este sector poblacional en Europa occidental, aunque los avances en el primero de estos países se deben en particular a la expansión del trabajo temporal, dijo hoy la OIT. "España cayó muy bajo y tocó fondo, así que ahora hay mejoras sobre todo por un aumento relativo del empleo temporal", explicó en rueda de prensa la directora del Departamento de Políticas de Empleo de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT), Azita Berar Awad, al presentar el informe anual sobre las tendencias del empleo juvenil.
euractiv.com (15.11.2017) A social democratic Government, led by former trade union leader Stefan Löfven, has brought EU leaders together to discuss ‘fair jobs and growth’, a topic that many feel has been too long neglected by an EU more concerned with fiscal rules than the well-being of working people.
lusakatimes.com (12.11.2017) The Government has started piloting a Children First Software (CFS) application that will provide a database of the vulnerable people in the country in order for them to receive support from their households as opposed to being institutionalised in centers.
The Government is being urged to close loopholes around the treatment of self-employed workers following intense scrutiny of gig-economy companies such as Deliveroo and Uber. A joint draft bill from the Work and Pensions and Business Committees has argued that there should be a new “worker by default” status, which requires companies to provide basic standards and benefits.
Québec Portal (13.11.2017) The Expert Committee on Guaranteed Minimum Income released its final report, in which it presents 23 recommendations consistent with a global vision of what would be a transformed and enhanced income system. This global vision is based on both a conceptual analysis of the very idea of guaranteed minimum income and an overall diagnosis of Québec's current income support system. The final report is accompanied by the progress report. The purpose of this undertaking is to look into new approaches that could be used to fight poverty more effectively, promote social inclusion and move towards introducing a guaranteed minimum income.
baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph (nov 2017) The Social Security System bagged the 2017 Government Best Practice Award (GBPR) from the Development Academy of the Philippines for its implementation of the AlkanSSSya Program to intensify social security coverage among informal sector workers.
10/11/2017 - Healthier lifestyles, higher incomes and better education have all contributed to boost life expectancy in recent decades. Better health care has also helped, according to a new OECD report.
New Straits Times (10.11.2017) The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has brought some good news for 328,056 recipients, who will receive a raise in their pensions at a minimum rate of RM475 under the Employment Injury Scheme and Invalidity Scheme backdated to Sept 1
lemonde.fr (06.11.2017) Les transferts sociaux permettent d’atténuer les disparités de revenus, en particulier dans les départements très riches ou très pauvres, selon une étude de l’Insee.