International Social Security Association (ISSA)

Association internationale de la sécurité sociale (AISS)
Asociación Internacional de la Seguridad Social (AISS)
Internationale Vereinigung für Soziale Sicherheit (IVSS)

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4 Oct 1927, Brussels (Belgium), as International Conference of Sickness Insurance Funds and Mutual Benefit Societies -- Conférence internationale des unions nationales de sociétés mutuelles et de caisses d'assurance-maladie, with the support of the International Labour Organization. Name changed, 1936, Prague (Czech Rep), to International Social Insurance Conference - Conférence internationale de la mutualité et des assurances sociales (CIMAS). Present name adopted 1947, Geneva (Switzerland), together with new Constitution. Constitution and Financial Regulations revised: 1961; 1977; 1983; 1987; 1992; 1998; 2007; 2013; 2016.


Promote excellence in social security administration through professional guidelines, expert knowledge, services and support to enable members to develop dynamic social security systems and policy.

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Standards/guidelines; knowledge management/information dissemination; events/meetings; research/documentation; networking/liaising; advocacy/lobbying/activism; training/education.


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United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (General).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 26 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 23 non-governmental organizations.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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3. Oct 2019
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