North African countries reacted quite swiftly to the spread of the coronavirus. They declared national states of emergency, imposed widespread lockdowns and closed their borders from the very first cases of infection. Systems for testing and systematically monitoring confirmed cases were also put in
The 2020 ISSA Good Practice Award for Africa competition set new bars for the ISSA. The 96 entries and 35 participating social security institutions are the highest numbers ever. This is a clear attestation to the steadfast commitment of African members of the International Social Security
Social security institutions are an important face of government, particularly when disasters strike. As the turmoil and the global loss of lives and livelihoods caused by the coronavirus continue to rise, social security administrators are standing ground and keeping the promise: to deliver
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.
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
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
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.
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.
On the closing day of the World Social Security Forum (WSSF), the International Social Security Association (ISSA) presented its Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Security to the Government of Rwanda.
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.