News and analysis

News and analysis

Published:
6 March 2020
Topic:
Social Policies & Programmes

For International Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) interviewed Ms Hamdah Al-Shamsi, Advisor of the Chairman of the Board at the Public Authority for Social Insurance, Oman. As a member of the ISSA Bureau and different ISSA technical commissions, Ms Al

Published:
4 March 2020
Topic:
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

In light of the impact of COVID-19, the new coronavirus, on regional and global economic outlooks, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) highlights the key role played by social security in reducing the related social and economic impact. Calling for preparation for an increased need

Published:
20 February 2020
Topic:
Old age Pensions
Digital economy

Does self-employment come at the cost of poverty in old age? A new report examines developments in terms of new forms of work, and implications for pension contributions and benefits. It finds that alternative forms of work are not necessarily excluded from social security coverage and pensions, but

Published:
19 February 2020
Topic:
Social Policies & Programmes
ISSA institution

As we mark the World Day of Social Justice on 20 February, the United Nations remind us that “Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations.” On this important point, the international community speaks with one voice, and focus is now on

Published:
11 February 2020
Region:
Asia and Pacific
Office:
ISSA Focal Point for the Pacific Island Countries
Topic:
ISSA institution

On 30 January 2020, a formal ceremony in Suva, the capital of Fiji, marked the official opening of the Focal Point for the Pacific Island Countries of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). As host of the Focal Point Office, the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) will support the

Published:
27 November 2019
Topic:
Employment
Extension of coverage
Social Policies & Programmes
ISSA institution

An important milestone in the development of the social security cooperation between the BRICS countries (Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa), was the adoption of the BRICS’ Ministerial Commitment to Sustainable and Universal Social Protection, during the Global Social

Published:
25 November 2019
Topic:
ISSA institution

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) supports the Global Social Protection Week. The week is organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), 25-28 November 2019, as part of its Centenary celebrations.

Published:
24 October 2019
Topic:
ISSA institution

On 18 October 2019, Prof. Dr Joachim Breuer was re-elected for a second three-year term as President of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). His ambition is to further strengthen ISSA’s membership and international position.

Published:
23 October 2019
Topic:
ISSA institution

Last week’s World Social Security Forum (WSSF) in Brussels, Belgium was the largest ever in terms of participation, networking, sharing, learning, and visibility for the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and its members.