October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The theme for this year’s day is: Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.
The National Pension Service of Korea wins the 2018 ISSA Good Practice Award for Asia and the Pacific for the provision of one-stop services through four social insurance information systems. The winner came from one of the 76 entries to the competition from across the region.
Social security professionals have identified the priority challenges for social security in Asia and the Pacific. Key issues relate to closing the coverage gap, meeting health and long-term care needs and the technological transition. These and other challenges require strategic and often
The International Day of Older Persons is celebrated on 1 October. For the social security of older persons, a key issue relates to the sustainability and adequacy of old-age pension programmes.
On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Vision Zero campaign, the ISSA called on social security institutions to engage in the campaign and take a more proactive role in prevention. Safety, health and well-being at work are of vital importance for social security. Every day, prevention
The 12th ISSA Forum for Technical Commissions in Geneva from 27 to 28 August 2018, addressed the production and review of ISSA Guidelines, the ten global challenges for social security and the role of innovation, and also the work plan implementation of each Technical Commission. The Forum involved
The ISSA has entered an agreement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to support social security institutions enhance their capacities in the area of information and communications technologies (ICT) and in particular on cybersecurity.
The 4th BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting (LEMM) took place from 2 to 3 August 2018 in Durban, South Africa, coinciding with the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected President of South Africa.
While universal social security has existed for a long time in the Eurasia region, its countries now face some difficult decisions in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of schemes and prevent the shrinking of coverage due to growing informal employment. The ISSA is working with its members
Inequalities across the life course impact the access to social security and therefore on the level of benefits. Women are particularly affected by these inequalities. During its recent European seminar on this issue, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and its members discussed