UAE policies conform to ISSA recommendations

DUBAI — Sultan Al Ghaith, General Manager of the General Pension and Social Security Authority, has said that the UAE already conforms to the recent recommendations of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) that the social security policies of each country should cater to its specific individual needs.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 26 Sep 2004, 9:46 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:47 PM

Mr Al Ghaith was speaking on his return from Beijing, where he chaired the GPSSA delegation to the 28th General Assembly of ISSA that took place from September 12 to 18. The ISSA General Assembly underlined the importance of expanding social security in order to decrease destitution and achieve social balance. The ISSA has also emphasised the responsibility of governments in securing social justice for each individual by designing mechanisms to monitor the implementation of the laws specific to social security.

The UAE leadership focuses its attention on value-added social security policies in an extension of its commitment to provide its citizens with a high quality lifestyle even after retirement, noted Mr Al Ghaith. Therefore, GPSSA has undergone a process of expansion and development in social security policies to ensure security for UAE employees from both the private and public sectors.

“Under the auspices of Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, and GPSSA chairman, the authority has already implemented many of the policies already recommended by the General Assembly,” Mr Al Ghaith added.

ISSA promotes social security in every form throughout the world and encourages its adaptation to national, regional and international economic and social realities in order to respond to the genuine needs of populations.

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