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A unique role in the world of international organizations

The roots of the International Social Security Association lie in mutual insurance, the collective response of 19th-century European industrial workers to illness, unemployment, disability and old age. In the space of nine decades, the ISSA has expanded into a truly worldwide Association, now bringing together more than 330 organizations in 158 countries. With the immense challenges the world is facing, its commitment to promoting social security will be needed more than ever to secure social justice for all.

 

Constituent Assembly Brussels, Belgium, 1927
II General Assembly Vienna, Austria, 1928
III General Assembly Zurich, Switzerland, 1929
IV General Assembly Dresden, Germany, 1930
V General Assembly Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1931
Restricted Assembly Geneva, Switzerland, 1932
VI General Assembly Paris, France, 1933
VII General Assembly Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1936
VIII General Assembly Geneva, Switzerland, 1947
IX General Assembly Rome, Italy, 1949
X General Assembly Vienna, Austria, 1951
XI General Assembly Paris, France, 1953
XII General Assembly Mexico City, Mexico, 1955
XIII General Assembly London, United Kingdom, 1958
XIV General Assembly Istanbul, Turkey, 1961
XV General Assembly Washington, United States, 1964
XVI General Assembly Leningrad, USSR, 1967
XVII General Assembly Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany, 1970
XVIII General Assembly Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 1973
XIX General Assembly Madrid, Spain, 1977
XX General Assembly Manila, Philippines, 1980
XXI General Assembly Geneva, Switzerland, 1983
XXII General Assembly Montreal, Canada, 1986
XXIII General Assembly Vienna, Austria, 1989
XXIV General Assembly Acapulco, Mexico, 1992
XXV General Assembly Nusa Dua, Indonesia, 1995
XXVI General Assembly Marrakesh, Morocco, 1998
XXVII General Assembly Stockholm, Sweden, 2001
XXVIII General Assembly Beijing, China, 2004
XXIX General Assembly and
1st World Social Security Forum
Moscow, Russian Federation, 2007
XXX General Assembly and
2nd World Social Security Forum
Cape Town, South Africa, 2010
XXXI General Assembly and
3rd World Social Security Forum
Doha, Qatar, 2013
XXXII General Assembly and
4th World Social Security Forum
Panama City, Panama, 2016

 

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