Protecting people in a changing world
The World Social Security Forum took place in Brussels, Belgium, from 14 to 18 October 2019. It was hosted by the public social security institutions of Belgium.
The Forum was the largest and most important international event for social security. Involving more than 1,000 participants, from more than 150 countries, including ministers, administrators, CEOs and senior managers in social security administration, it provided unparalleled source of exclusive networking, knowledge and inspiration for ISSA member organizations.
At times of rapid technological, demographic and economic changes, innovative approaches are needed to meet key challenges and strengthen the positive impact of social security to protect people. Key issues and challenges facing social security, including sessions on innovative strategies in social security administration, formed the programme. A Summit with influential policy-makers from across the world was among the highlights. During the Forum, the ISSA also handed out the ISSA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Security, launched new and updated professional guidelines for social security administration and presented new developments in the ISSA Centre for Excellence.
The World Social Security Forum was a unique opportunity to:
- Meet international organizations, ministers, government agencies and institutions
- Network with over 1,000 senior managers, professionals and experts
- Share experiences, identify challenges, and explore innovative solutions
- Engage in shaping the future of social security
- Learn about ISSA professional standards and member services
The 33rd ISSA General Assembly* and the 38th Session of the ISSA Council*, as well as the elections of the President and Treasurer of the ISSA and the members of the Bureau and Control Commission, were organized during the Forum.
The Forum documents will be available in English, French, German and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish.
* Attendance at these meetings is restricted to members of the respective statutory bodies.