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Published:
9 October 2020
Office:
BRICS
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
Social Policies & Programmes
ISSA institution
Digital economy

The COVID-19 crisis is driving rapid transformation and innovation in the labour market, social security and occupational safety and health. At today’s Sixth BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) emphasised the need to take advantage of

Published:
30 April 2020
Topic:
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks & extreme events
COVID-19

In the People’s Republic of China, social security measures were an important component of the government’s emergency response in the context of COVID-19. The combination of adaptations to social security contributions and benefits with adjustments to operational processes and service delivery

Published:
2 April 2020
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
Shocks & extreme events
COVID-19

Worldwide almost 2.4 million people die due to an occupational disease, compared to 0.38 million that die because of a work accident. Insurance covering occupational diseases is an important pillar of social security and a safety net to all workers who may be exposed to chemical, physical or

Published:
24 March 2020
Topic:
Contribution Collection and Compliance
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks & extreme events
COVID-19

As part of emergency measures to support companies in the context of the dramatically decreasing economic activity due to the coronavirus, many governments and social security institutions have temporarily postponed or reduced social security contribution obligations. The major objective of such

Published:
4 March 2020
Topic:
Shocks & extreme events
COVID-19

In light of the impact of COVID-19, the new coronavirus, on regional and global economic outlooks, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) highlights the key role played by social security in reducing the related social and economic impact. Calling for preparation for an increased need

Published:
27 November 2019
Topic:
Employment
Extension of coverage
Social Policies & Programmes
ISSA institution

An important milestone in the development of the social security cooperation between the BRICS countries (Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa), was the adoption of the BRICS’ Ministerial Commitment to Sustainable and Universal Social Protection, during the Global Social

Published:
14 October 2019

A new International Social Security Association (ISSA) flagship report demonstrates how social security institutions worldwide are innovating to adapt to the digital economy and new forms of work, tackle demographic changes, extending coverage and meeting growing public expectations. The report is

Published:
11 June 2019

To support the BRICS countries in their efforts to strengthen cooperation on social security, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) launches a Virtual Liaison Office in cooperation with the International Labour Office (ILO).

Published:
5 April 2019
Topic:
Health
Health promotion
Commission: / Section
Medical Care and Sickness Insurance

Universal health coverage and social protection are key pillars to eradicate poverty and inequality, objectives that cut across all dimensions of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Social security institutions play a key role in reaching this objective.

Published:
13 February 2019
Topic:
Extension of coverage
Guideline:
Administrative Solutions for Coverage Extension

In view of the global ambition to reach universal social protection, it is crucial to strengthen the coverage and support for rural populations. To this end, the ISSA and the IFAD have agreed to join forces to extend and promote social security in rural areas.

Published:
1 February 2019

On 1 February 2019, Mr Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano from Brazil took office as the new Secretary General of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), a member-based international organization for social security institutions, government departments and agencies headquartered in Geneva

Published:
18 December 2018

As we mark International Migrants Day on 18 December, the increased flow of international migration underlines the need for improved data and data sharing in respect of population movements. ISSA’s work in these areas will contribute to extending effective access to social security.

Published:
2 October 2018
Region:
Asia and Pacific
Topic:
Health
Extension of coverage

Social security professionals have identified the priority challenges for social security in Asia and the Pacific. Key issues relate to closing the coverage gap, meeting health and long-term care needs and the technological transition. These and other challenges require strategic and often

Published:
9 August 2018
Topic:
Employment policies
Extension of coverage
Social Policies & Programmes
ISSA institution

The 4th BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting (LEMM) took place from 2 to 3 August 2018 in Durban, South Africa, coinciding with the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected President of South Africa.

Published:
1 August 2018
Region:
Eurasia
Office:
ISSA Liaison Office for Eurasia
Topic:
ISSA institution

While universal social security has existed for a long time in the Eurasia region, its countries now face some difficult decisions in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of schemes and prevent the shrinking of coverage due to growing informal employment. The ISSA is working with its members

Published:
5 July 2018
Region:
Southern Cone of Americas
Office:
ISSA Liaison Office for the Southern Cone of the Americas
Topic:
Governance and administration

Authorities from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay discussed the features and scope of social credit programmes in their respective countries.

Published:
20 June 2018
Topic:
Extension of coverage

June 20 is World Refugee Day. In the context of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda “to leave no one behind”, what kinds of social protection are provided to refugee populations?

Published:
7 June 2018
Topic:
ISSA institution

In his address to the International Labour Conference on 6 June, ISSA Secretary General Hans-Horst Konkolewsky emphasised the importance of gender mainstreaming in social security. He expressed full support to the ILO’s push for gender equality from the ISSA and its global membership.

Published:
9 May 2018
Topic:
Governance and administration
ISSA institution

(Washington D.C., 09.05.2018) The International Social Security Association and the World Bank have signed a cooperation agreement. The two institutions are joining forces on improving the governance, administration and institutional capacities of social security administrations.

Published:
4 May 2018
Topic:
ICT
Guideline:
Information and Communication Technology

Discussions on how to reshape social security administration and service delivery with new ICT solutions were the focus of the 15th ISSA International Conference on Information and Communication Technology in Social Security, which took place in Casablanca, 18–20 April 2018, attracting 450