Ibero-American Social Security Organization

Organisation ibéroaméricaine de sécurité sociale
Organización Iberoamericana de Seguridad Social (OISS)
Organização Iberoamericana de Segurança Social

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1950, Madrid (Spain)/Barcelona (Spain), as Ibero-American Social Security Office -- Comisión Iberoamericana de Seguridad Social, at 1st Ibero-American Social Security Congress. Structure changed and present name adopted at 2nd Congress, 1954, Lima (Peru), on approval of constitutional plan by International Labour Organization (ILO), Organization of American States (OAS), International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the governments of 21 countries. Statutes ratified, 1958, Quito (Ecuador), at 3rd Congress.


Improve economic and social welfare of the peoples of Ibero-America and elsewhere by promoting coordination, exchange and use of their mutual experience in the social security sphere.

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Operation is decentralized: programmes in line with OISS general aims are planned and organized through regional and subregional centres and national delegations. Provides scholarships and assistance in organization of national meetings; carries out studies on modern experience, practical experience and revaluation of pensions. Organizes: 'Congreso Iberoamericano de Seguridad Social'; meetings of experts; technical meetings; seminars; roundtables; human resources training; assistance and technical support for social security system modernization; courses covering basic, specialized and further training and development; inter-institutional programme of cooperation to profit from reciprocal experience; inter-institutional visits; advisory service. Permanent and institutional technical commissions and working groups hold their own meetings. 'Código Iberoamericano de Seguridad Social', approved Sep 1995, Madrid (Spain), at meeting of ministers responsible for social security, and backed at subsequent meeting of Heads of State, San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina), aims to harmonize and modernize national social security systems.


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Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Welfare

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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28. Nov 2017
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