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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.

20 September 2018

World Economic Forum (17.08.2018) New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others. The skill sets required in both old and new occupations will change in most industries and transform how and where people work. The Future of Jobs Report aims to unpack and provide specific information on the relative magnitude of these trends by industry and geography, and on the expected time horizon for their impact to be felt on job functions, employment levels and skills.

20 September 2018 The labour Ministry hopes to cover an additional one million informal-sector workers as voluntarily-insured people for social security payments starting in 2019.

19 September 2018 (17.04.2018) When looking at the economic changes and technological revolution under way throughout much of Europe, many debates focus on the fragmentation of the labour force and the ‘Uberisation’ of employment. 

19 September 2018

The Economist (28.04.2018) The argument for universal health care is clear. But getting there is difficult, says John McDermott

18 September 2018

The World Bank (01.08.2018) Will the revolution in digital and information technologies make us obsolete? Will jobs be lost and never replaced? Will wages drop to intolerable levels? History and economic theory and evidence suggest that in the long term, such fears are misplaced. However, in the short and medium term, dislocation can be severe for certain types of work, places, and populations. In the transition period, policies are needed to facilitate labor market flexibility and mobility, introduce and strengthen safety nets and social protection, and improve education and training.

18 September 2018

Asian Development Bank (September 2018) This brief discusses impacts of an aging population on an economy like the People’s Republic of China and shares the country’s present elderly care system, its drawbacks, and policy implications.

17 September 2018 (11.09.2018) Un cabinet d'avocats australien a annoncé mardi qu'il porterait plainte contre la première banque et le premier gestionnaire de fortune du pays pour fraude présumée aux dépens de plusieurs millions de retraités.

16 September 2018 (28.08.2018) According to the World Bank, Morocco and India launched the India-Morocco Social Register cooperation on Monday, August 27.  The memorandum is expected to cement institutional ties between the two countries, with the goal of using common digital tools to identify and meet the needs of their respective populations.

14 September 2018 (10.09.2018) Blockchain technology has also started to slowly materialise into the fields of humanitarian aid, development and even social protection. The intricacies behind the exact technological nature of how blockchains work would probably require an entire blog or maybe a series of blogs to fully explain. As such, a simple but direct overview will be provided alongside links to other reliable sources and materials [3] that offer in-depth overviews of the technology and concepts that have led to the development of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and to blockchain itself.   

12 September 2018 (12.09.2018) Les inégalités d'accès à des soins abordables financièrement sont "immenses en Europe", souligne l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) dans un rapport publié mercredi, estimant qu'il reste "beaucoup à faire" pour la mise en place d'une couverture sanitaire universelle.

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