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:
19 February 2020
Topic:
Inequalities
About the ISSA

As we mark the World Day of Social Justice on 20 February, the United Nations remind us that “Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations.” On this important point, the international community speaks with one voice, and focus is now on

Published:
11 February 2020
Office:
ISSA Focal Point for the Pacific Island Countries
Topic:
About the ISSA

On 30 January 2020, a formal ceremony in Suva, the capital of Fiji, marked the official opening of the Focal Point for the Pacific Island Countries of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). As host of the Focal Point Office, the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) will support the

Published:
24 October 2019
Topic:
About the ISSA

On 18 October 2019, Prof. Dr Joachim Breuer was re-elected for a second three-year term as President of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). His ambition is to further strengthen ISSA’s membership and international position.

Published:
23 October 2019
Topic:
About the ISSA

Last week’s World Social Security Forum (WSSF) in Brussels, Belgium was the largest ever in terms of participation, networking, sharing, learning, and visibility for the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and its members.

Published:
17 October 2019
Topic:
About the ISSA

In 1927, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) was created under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Today, the two organizations celebrate their long-lasting partnership and are discussing the steps towards achieving universal social protection by 2030.

Published:
13 June 2019
Topic:
About the ISSA

In his speech at the 108th International Labour Conference (ILC), the Secretary General of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) emphasized the Association’s strong partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and their joint efforts to achieve social protection for

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.