October 3, 2011
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IAA Participates in Joint Discussion Forum with ILO, ISSA and WHO in Geneva

A six-person IAA delegation participated in a joint discussion forum on social security and health care financing topics with the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on September 22 at ILO headquarters in Geneva. A total of fourteen participants from the four organizations engaged in a full day of discussions that included the following topics:

  • extension of social security coverage
  • the concept of a social protection floor
  • assessment of coverage gaps
  • peer review and actuarial assessments of country programmes
  • education and training programmes for social security actuaries
  • actuarial capacity-building in developing countries
  • sustainability and financial stability of social security programmes
  • guidelines and standards for social security, including unemployment insurance administration,
  • financing of health care delivery systems
  • country-specific models for national health insurance and other forms of health care financing
  • population issues and impacts of ageing and migration on social security and health care
  • importance of fertility and long-term economic factors in financial projection methodology
  • social security systems' high-priority needs and requests for international standards of actuarial practice
  • the role of regional development banks in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

This joint discussion forum is the second annual forum to be held at ILO headquarters in Geneva and represents a continuation of IAA's strategic outreach activities to establish, maintain and extend cooperative relationships with supranational organizations. The forum provided an opportunity to identify several areas for future collaboration with and between the participating organizations.

To learn more about the work of the IAA in this area, contact the IAA Secretariat, care of the Chairperson of the Supranational Relations Subcommittee.

The International Actuarial Association (IAA) is the worldwide association of professional actuarial associations, with a number of special interest sections for individual actuaries. The IAA exists to encourage the development of a global profession, acknowledged as technically competent and professionally reliable, which will ensure that the public interest is served.
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