The Council of the International Social Security Association (ISSA)has elected Mr Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano from Brazil as the ISSA’s new Secretary General. Taking office in 2019, Mr Caetano was elected for a term of 6 years. In his new role, Mr Caetano will manage and direct the activities of the
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 asserts that social security is an inalienable human right. As the international community celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, it is important to highlight the goal to realize equal access to
Actuaries, statisticians and investment specialists are playing an ever expanding role in social security and society. This was a key take home message from the 19th ISSA International Conference of Social Security Actuaries, Statisticians and Investment Specialists (ACT 2018), which took place in
The International Social Security Association (ISSA) and Rehabilitation International (RI) signed a cooperation agreement on specific activities on the occasion of the RI General Assembly held in Berlin, Germany from 4 to 5 November 2018. The cooperation agreement was signed by the President of the
The 19th ISSA International Conference of Social Security Actuaries, Statisticians and Investment Specialists will run from 6 to 8 November 2018. The Conference, in Kuwait, will address many issues related to the sustainability and adequacy of social security programmes and pensions in particular.
Death data is of crucial importance to avoid what, in administrative terms, may be referred to as the “living dead” and the “dead living”. The first group are people who have died but are registered as being alive in national records. The second group includes people who are incorrectly or falsely
October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The theme for this year’s day is: Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.
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
The National Pension Service of Korea wins the 2018 ISSA Good Practice Award for Asia and the Pacific for the provision of one-stop services through four social insurance information systems. The winner came from one of the 76 entries to the competition from across the region.