Published:
2 April 2020
Country:
Canada
Germany
Italy
South Africa
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
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:
20 March 2020
Topic:
Health
Health Insurance
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

Cash sickness benefit schemes have historically been among the first social security measures put in place. As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, such schemes are receiving renewed attention, and governments are expanding them significantly.

Published:
10 March 2020
Topic:
Health
Old age - Pensions
Social policies & programmes
About the ISSA

In response to the new challenges emerging from aging populations, changing family structures, new technologies and the evolving labour market, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) is creating a new Special Workgroup on Rehabilitation.

Published:
6 March 2020

Ms Patricia Koizan Gbani is one of the many women working to advance social security both at the national and international level. Ms Koizan Gbani is Financial and Accounting Director at the Social Insurance Institute - National Social Insurance Fund of Côte d’Ivoire, and in October 2019 she was re

Published:
6 March 2020

For International Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) interviewed Ms Hamdah Al-Shamsi, Advisor of the Chairman of the Board at the Public Authority for Social Insurance, Oman. As a member of the ISSA Bureau and different ISSA technical commissions, Ms Al

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