Social security for resilient and inclusive societies
The World Social Security Forum (WSSF) took place in Marrakech, Morocco from 24–28 October 2022, hosted by CDG Prévoyance.
Organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) every three years, the World Forum is the most important international event in the area of social security. The WSSF gathered over 1,000 participants from 135 countries, including ministers, directors, officers, senior executives and international experts.
The WSSF 2022 occurred at a key moment for social security. Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic triggered unprecedented social security responses, it provided a unique opportunity to review the lessons learnt and the longer-term impact of the crisis.
The WSSF highlighted the key role of social security for resilience and inclusive societies and gathered the global social security community to review reform strategies. In addition, it showcased global institutional innovations towards sustainable, adequate, well-governed and accessible social security systems.
These debates were facilitated by the launch of a new ISSA global report on priorities for social security, analysing social security strategies in the context of a new normal, rapid labour market transformations, demographic change and accelerated technological developments.
The ISSA thanks all member institutions of the Association and invited guests who had joined this unique opportunity to network, share, learn and shape the future of social security together.
In addition to more than 225 speakers, moderators and panellists in 130+ sessions, highlights of the WSSF included the ISSA Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Security, the launch of new ISSA Guidelines, presentations of innovations in social security and the opportunity to engage with the wide range of ISSA products and services.
The World Forum also included the 34th ISSA General Assembly and the 39th Session of the ISSA Council, as well as the elections of the President, the Treasurer and members of the Bureau and the Control Commission of the ISSA
*Attendance at these meetings is restricted to members of the respective bodies.