About Us

The Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS ) is an international , technical and specialized organization with permanent status , which was founded in 1942 with the aim of promoting the development of social-security in the Americas and the Caribbean.

The CISS is currently composed of social security institutions from 36 nations.

Membership is divided into holders , associates, linked and affiliate members , according to its responsibility for the regulation , administration, management , supervision , study or research social security .

Today , more than 70 institutions forming a true network to regional cooperation throughout the hemisphere.

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The Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS ) is an international, technical and specialized organization with permanent character; that seeks to promote the development of social security in the Americas and the Caribbean. In recent years, the CISS has evolved into a forum for communication, exchange, research and training.

The CISS headquarters building located in Colonia San Jeronimo Lidice, in the southern part of Mexico City was inaugurated on March 19th, 1963.

Our facilities are home to an outstanding network of education, cultural, social and institutional cooperation founded on the welfare of the people.

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News and Events

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New Secretary General: Omar de la Torre de la Mora

From the 1st January 2016, Omar is the Secretary General of the Inter-American Conference on Social Security. He has extensive …


January 1, 2016
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Analysis of bilateral and multilateral social security agreements as they relate to pensions

The situation of millions of migrants in the Americas is an ongoing concern for the region. Migrants should enjoy dignified living…


December 30, 2015
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Extraordinary General Assembly of Inter-American Conference on Social Security

CISS GENERAL ASSEMBLY The President of the Inter-American Conference on Social Security and Director General o…


December 2, 2015
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Time to alter the course of history

Things are currently not as they should be. This assessment in no way constitutes a knee-jerk reaction or the result of what we te…


November 13, 2015

Time to alter the course of history

Things are currently not as they should be. This assessment in no way constitutes a knee-jerk reaction or the result of what we te…

The easiest thing one can do is write a book on a given subject. The real challe...

During 2014, the Inter-American Conference on Social Security worked incessantly to place individual needs center-stage in each of…

Prevention is the key to modern and effective public policy

Public health is an issue of international importance.  It is also, strangely enough, the cause and effect of an entire litany of…

Urban growth and pandemic outbreaks.

Is the link between urban growth and pandemic outbreaks something we should be addressing better? The annual meeting of the Wor…

From the Desk of the Secretary General

Time to alter the course of history

Things are currently not as they should be. This assessment in no way constitutes a knee-jerk reaction or the result of what we term black-and-white thinking. A…

The easiest thing one can do is write a book on a given subject. The real challe...

During 2014, the Inter-American Conference on Social Security worked incessantly to place individual needs center-stage in each of our initiatives. In public ad…

Prevention is the key to modern and effective public policy

Public health is an issue of international importance.  It is also, strangely enough, the cause and effect of an entire litany of society’s lifestyle habits,…

Urban growth and pandemic outbreaks.

Is the link between urban growth and pandemic outbreaks something we should be addressing better? The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is tak…