Published:
29 September 2020
Topic:
About the ISSA

The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) organized the first ever ISSA E-learning Diploma training courses, between 1 June and 10 July. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the planned residential courses could not take place and all the courses were turned into

Published:
18 September 2020
Topic:
Shocks and extreme events
About the ISSA

On 10 September 2020, G20 labour and employment ministers met virtually to discuss the impact of, and necessary responses to, the COVID-19 crisis. Social protection was one of four priority areas highlighted in the declaration from the meeting. The ministers emphasized the need to work closely with

Published:
1 July 2020
Region:
Africa
Topic:
Old age - Pensions
Governance and administration
Extension of coverage
Social policies & programmes
About the ISSA

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

Published:
3 June 2020
Region:
Americas
Topic:
About the ISSA

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) has launched the call for participation in the ISSA Good Practice Award for the Americas 2020. This is a unique opportunity for social security institutions in the region to receive recognition for their innovations and achievements. In view of

Published:
9 April 2020
Topic:
Employment
Extension of coverage
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

The self-employed are a key pillar of economic activity in many countries. While often belonging to lower income groups, their social security protection is usually significantly less comprehensive than the one provided to employees. Due to the coronavirus crisis, many governments have taken