On 20 February 2019 the Award Ceremony of the Indian Safety Song and Video Contest 2019 took place in the framework of the International Vision Zero Conference in Mumbai, India.

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.

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.

With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Member States of the United Nations have agreed to work towards universal social protection by 2030. The ISSA has committed to the Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection, and will contribute to this objective by working with its member

The fifth World Social Security Forum (WSSF) will be held in Brussels, Belgium from 14 to 18 October 2019. The triennial Forum is organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and will be hosted by the public social security institutions of Belgium.

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.

The growing tendency of companies, to concentrate on their core business and therefore to outsource more and more operational functions leads to an increased use of external resources. This contract work has an impact on normal operations and can further increase the risk of accidents, other health