As we mark International Migrants Day on 18 December, the increased flow of international migration underlines the need for improved data and data sharing in respect of population movements. ISSA’s work in these areas will contribute to extending effective access to social security.
The growing tendency of companies, to concentrate on their core business and therefore to outsource more and more operational functions leads to an increased use of external resources. This contract work has an impact on normal operations and can further increase the risk of accidents, other health
The Council of the International Social Security Association (ISSA)has elected Mr Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano from Brazil as the ISSA’s new Secretary General. Taking office in 2019, Mr Caetano was elected for a term of 6 years. In his new role, Mr Caetano will manage and direct the activities of the
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 asserts that social security is an inalienable human right. As the international community celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, it is important to highlight the goal to realize equal access to
The 20 November is an important date for all children. On this date in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. On the same date in 1989, the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is wholly fitting that it is now
Actuaries, statisticians and investment specialists are playing an ever expanding role in social security and society. This was a key take home message from the 19th ISSA International Conference of Social Security Actuaries, Statisticians and Investment Specialists (ACT 2018), which took place in
The International Social Security Association (ISSA) and Rehabilitation International (RI) signed a cooperation agreement on specific activities on the occasion of the RI General Assembly held in Berlin, Germany from 4 to 5 November 2018. The cooperation agreement was signed by the President of the
ISSA's Guide "7 Golden Rules - for zero accidents and healthy work" is now available as an app for Android and iOS.
The 19th ISSA International Conference of Social Security Actuaries, Statisticians and Investment Specialists will run from 6 to 8 November 2018. The Conference, in Kuwait, will address many issues related to the sustainability and adequacy of social security programmes and pensions in particular.
Death data is of crucial importance to avoid what, in administrative terms, may be referred to as the “living dead” and the “dead living”. The first group are people who have died but are registered as being alive in national records. The second group includes people who are incorrectly or falsely