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The Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS) is an international, technical and specialized permanent body 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 headquarters building of the CISS located in San Jerónimo Lídice borough, in the southern part of Mexico City was inaugurated on March 19, 1963.  The property is part of one of the Mexican Social Security Institute, IMSS,  housing projects:  La Unidad Independencia.   Its design is based on the theory of artistic integration, where architecture, sculpture and painting coalesce to bring deeper meaning to a given space.

The CISS is housed in an impressive architectural ensemble that, in addition to the grace of its buildings and gardens, includes a 70-square meter mural by Juan O’Gorman, entitled Hidalgo Libertador.

Thanks to the eloquent combination of these diverse elements, the site is listed by the Department of Architecture of the National Fine Arts Institute of Mexico (INBA). It was designed by architects Alejandro Prieto and José María Gutiérrez Posadas Trujillo, in collaboration with 23 other architects, engineers and sculptors.   The building clearly demonstrates the influence of art on the history of the institution, as well as the principles that gave birth to Mexican social security and remain as valid as ever in the 21st century.

The headquarters of the CISS is an academic and cultural center with a wide array of facilities, which include the following venues:

  • Auditorium. Crowned by an imposing dome and seating for up to 200.
  • Esplanade. Free Internet access for all visitors. Classical music plays throughout the day.
  • Vestibule. Site of the Hidalgo Libertador mural.
  • Session chambers
  • Two committee rooms
  • Library
  • Videoconference room
  • 6 classrooms.  Fully equipped, with seating for up to 30 people.
  • Business center
  • Hotel with 60 rooms.
  • Gym
  • Cafeteria and dining rooms
  • Gardens and a palapa, where events for to 60 guests can be held.

For more information call or write us at:

Tel (5255) 5377 4700
San Ramón  s/n
Magdalena Contreras
10100. Mexico City, Mexico