Published:
4 November 2020
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Health
Medical care
Maternity
Service quality
Social Policies & Programmes
Gender inequalities

Building fairer and more inclusive societies requires reversing the root causes of gender inequality. Access to social security is an important step in this regard, as it promotes the economic empowerment of women. Importantly, social security systems must be designed and delivered in a gender

Published:
27 October 2020
Topic:
Health
Employment
Occupational accidents and diseases
Governance and administration
Social Policies & Programmes

In these extraordinary times, the International Social Security Review has released a new special issue that offers a timely opportunity to consider the important relationship linking social security, inclusive growth and social cohesion

Published:
20 March 2020
Topic:
Health
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks & extreme events
COVID-19

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
ISSA institution

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:
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:
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