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Published:
9 October 2020
Office:
BRICS
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events
Digital economy
About the ISSA

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 and extreme events

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 and extreme events

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 and extreme events

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 and extreme events

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
About the ISSA

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).