News and analysis

News and analysis

Published:
5 October 2020
Region:
Americas
Topic:
ISSA institution

The ISSA Social Security Virtual Summit for the Americas will take place on 3 December 2020, under the theme “Towards a new normal: Challenges and opportunities”.

Published:
1 October 2020
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
ISSA institution

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) has signed an agreement with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), with the aim to offer high quality training courses on occupational safety and health (OSH). The cooperation is part of the Vision Zero strategy, and includes

Published:
30 September 2020
Topic:
ICT
ISSA institution

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) have agreed to cooperate on advancing knowledge creation and sharing in the area of digital transformation and information and communication

Published:
29 September 2020
Topic:
ISSA institution

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 &extreme events
COVID-19
ISSA institution

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:
17 July 2020
Topic:
Extension of coverage
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

To mitigate the social impact of the COVID-19 crisis, a significant number of countries have introduced temporary cash transfers to population groups in, or at risk of, poverty. These payments have responded to the specific needs of these vulnerable groups who are immediately affected by a reduction

Published:
9 July 2020
Region:
North Africa
Topic:
Governance and administration
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

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

Published:
2 July 2020
Topic:
Migration
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a heavy toll on migrant workers around the globe, who are particularly vulnerable in terms of social protection coverage, and assistance is required from origin, transit and destination countries. While the specific type of support is linked to various factors, most