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.
Adrien Tixier
1927 – 1932
Oswald Stein
1927 – 1940 (Two secretaries until 1932)
Rudolf Aladár Métall
1947 – 1949
Leo Wildmann
1949 – 1974
Vladimir Rys
(United Kingdom)
1975 – 1990
Dalmer D. Hoskins
(United States)
1990 – 2004

Hans-Horst Konkolewsky
2005 – 2019

Current Secretary General:

Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano
2019 –

Latest news Latest news

Upcoming events Upcoming events

Upcoming Events is temporarily unavailable.