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FNPF Hosts Pacific Desk For International Social Security

The Fiji National Provident Fund now hosts the Pacific desk for the International Social Security Association (ISSA). This is following the successful signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between
07 Dec 2016 11:00
FNPF Hosts Pacific Desk For International Social Security
From left: Head of the Office of the Secretary General of International Social Security Association Jens Schremmer, Fiji National Provident Fund’s chief operating officer Jaoji Koroi, and International Social Security Association secretary general of Hans-Horst Konkolewsky at the signing of the emorandum of Agreement in Panama, Central America last month. Photo: FIJI NATIONAL PROVIDENT FUND

The Fiji National Provident Fund now hosts the Pacific desk for the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

This is following the successful signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the two parties last month in Panama, Central America.

The Agreement means the region’s various provident funds and social security institutions can fully benefit from the association’s broad knowledge, practical services and relevant platforms.

This would be in their efforts to improve their schemes, administration and financial management.

The priorities of the Pacific focal desk include conducting a technical seminar or workshop for heads of provident funds and other social security institutions.

It includes presenting the Association guidelines and  centre for excellence to enable a regional dialogue on a priority topic of interest to the administrators.

Further to develop a work plan for the focal desk to implement various activities including training workshops and technical seminars.

And establish an effective information exchange medium to inform and update institutions in the region on the Association’s activities.

FNPF’s chief operating officer Jaoji Koroi said the Fund would use this opportunity to relook and strengthen their social security role in a challenging social climate with rising poverty, ageing population and inadequate health protection.

The MOA covers the 16 member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum including Australia and New Zealand.

 

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