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:
29 May 2020
Topic:
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

A series of substantial measures have been taken in the Argentine Republic in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Of particular note among these are the financial bolstering of social security benefits, the strengthening of institutions’ digital customer-service channels and the launch of measures to

Published:
27 May 2020
Topic:
Extension of coverage
Social policies & programmes
Digital economy

The future of work is a challenge for social security systems around the world. While participation in platform work or the “gig economy” is still relatively small – approximately one per cent of the global adult population – this is expected to grow significantly in the coming years.  The risk is

Published:
15 May 2020
Topic:
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

In Spain, the government introduced a significant number of social security measures to mitigate the health, social and economic impact of COVID-19. The National Social Security Institute (INSS) and the General Treasury of Social Security (TGSS) have played a key role in implementing these measures

Published:
30 April 2020
Topic:
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

In the People’s Republic of China, social security measures were an important component of the government’s emergency response in the context of COVID-19. The combination of adaptations to social security contributions and benefits with adjustments to operational processes and service delivery

Published:
24 April 2020
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
Shocks and extreme events

On the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) wants to pay tribute to all the courageous health workers who risk their lives to save others during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Published:
24 April 2020
Topic:
Family benefits
Social assistance
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

Families and children are among the population groups heavily affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and social security systems have responded rapidly to meet their specific needs.

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

Published:
2 April 2020
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
Shocks and extreme events

Worldwide almost 2.4 million people die due to an occupational disease, compared to 0.38 million that die because of a work accident. Insurance covering occupational diseases is an important pillar of social security and a safety net to all workers who may be exposed to chemical, physical or