To support the BRICS countries in their efforts to strengthen cooperation on social security, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) launches a Virtual Liaison Office in cooperation with the International Labour Office (ILO).
Europe is known for its comprehensive social security systems. In spite of being confronted by numerous shared challenges, a key conclusion of a new ISSA report – Ten Global Challenges for Social Security: Europe – is that European social security continues to set the pace for the values of
ISSA Liaison Office for the Southern Cone of the Americas
Governance and administration
Representatives from Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal and Uruguay exchanged their experiences and analyzed the future of the one-stop shop in the region.
Universal health coverage and social protection are key pillars to eradicate poverty and inequality, objectives that cut across all dimensions of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Social security institutions play a key role in reaching this objective.
In view of the global ambition to reach universal social protection, it is crucial to strengthen the coverage and support for rural populations. To this end, the ISSA and the IFAD have agreed to join forces to extend and promote social security in rural areas.
With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Member States of the United Nations have agreed to work towards universal social protection by 2030. The ISSA has committed to the Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection, and will contribute to this objective by working with its member
The fifth World Social Security Forum (WSSF) will be held in Brussels, Belgium from 14 to 18 October 2019. The triennial Forum is organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and will be hosted by the public social security institutions of Belgium.
On 1 February 2019, Mr Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano from Brazil took office as the new Secretary General of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), a member-based international organization for social security institutions, government departments and agencies headquartered in Geneva