In the presence of Dr. Reza Raei, Chief Deputy Managing Director of the ISSO and Mr. Reza Kashef, Director General of the International Affairs Department of the ISSO, the 113th meeting of the ISSA Bureau was held on 13 November 2016 in Panama City, Panama.
The agenda of this meeting consisted of a variety of important topics such as Adoption of the 112th meeting of the bureau (General, May 2016); Replacement of Bureau members; Report on the state of the ISSA membership and applications for admission; Progress report on the ISSA program implementation; Designation of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the 32nd General Assembly.
During the meeting, Dr. Seyed Taghi Nourbakhsh, the Managing Director of the Iranian Social Security Organization (ISSO) was designated as the Vice-Chairperson of the 32nd ISSA General Assembly.
Meanwhile, the state of membership and applications for admission were also discussed and upon the approval of ISSA bureau members, the ISSA member organizations added to 333 organizations from 158 countries.
The ISSA Bureau is the governing body of the International Social Security Association, composed of the President of the ISSA, the Secretary General, the treasurer, and the elected members representing the different geographical regions of the world.
It is important to indicate that the Iranian Social Security Organization, an ISSA affiliate member, has been elected as the Bureau member for frequent 4 triennial periods, since 2005.