Published:
17 October 2018
Topic:
Social policies & programmes
Extension of coverage
Guideline:
Administrative Solutions for Coverage Extension

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.

Published:
2 October 2018
Region:
Asia and Pacific
Topic:
Extension of coverage
Health

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

Published:
2 October 2018
Country:
Korea, Republic of
Topic:
Governance and administration

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.

Published:
28 September 2018
Topic:
About the ISSA
Guideline:
Good Governance
Service Quality
Information and Communication Technology

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

Published:
28 September 2018
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
Occupational accidents and diseases
Safety and health at work

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

Published:
20 September 2018
Topic:
Information and communication technology
About the ISSA

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.

Published:
9 August 2018
Country:
Brazil
China
India
Russian Federation
South Africa
Topic:
Extension of coverage
About the ISSA
Employment policies
Social policies & programmes

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.

Published:
1 August 2018
Region:
Eurasia
Office:
ISSA Liaison Office for Eurasia
Topic:
About the ISSA

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

Published:
20 July 2018
Topic:
Employment policies
Old age - Pensions
Programme & Evaluation
Policy Analysis
Inequalities

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