history

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.
Leo Winter
(Czechoslovakia)
1927 – 1928
Mathias Eldersch
(Austria)
1928 – 1929
Georges Petit
(France)
1929 – 1930
Helmut Lehmann
(Germany)
1930 – 1931
Arthur Jauniaux
(Belgium)
1931 – 1933
Léon Heller
(France)
1933 – 1936
Václav Nĕmeček
(Czechoslovakia)
1936 – 1947
Arthur Jauniaux
(Belgium)
1947 – 1949
Renato Morelli
(Italy)
1949 – 1967
Reinhold Melas
(Austria)
1967 – 1972
Jérôme Dejardin
(Belgium)
1973 – 1992 (1972 – 1973 ISSA President ad interim )
Karl Gustaf Scherman
(Sweden)
1992 – 1998
Johan Verstraeten
(Belgium)
1998 – 2004
Corazon de la Paz-Bernardo
(Philippines):
2004 - 2010

Errol Frank Stoové
(Netherlands)
2010 - 2016

Current President:

Joachim Breuer
(Germany)
2016 -

 

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