ESCAP participates in the Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific

At the Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP delivered the keynote address on socioeconomic trends and evolving social protection needs, and brought to the fore the demographic development underway as well as social development successes and challenges based on its recent research. The Forum was organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and hosted by the Social Security Organisation (Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial – PERKESO) of Malaysia, 2-4 October 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.
ESCAP also participated as a panelist in the Regional Social Security Summit – Asia and the Pacific 2018, which focused on the strategic measures to close social protection gaps in the region and how to extend coverage while ensuring sustainability of social protection systems in the region in line with the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
The triennial Forum was attended by over 400 participants mainly from social security organizations in the region, and discussed ways to enhance social protection for tomorrow’s society, in particular in the context of population ageing and the 4th industrial revolution.