News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    EU action plan on social economy is launched with references to the work of the ILO and the UNTFSSE

    31 March 2022

    On 9 December 2021, after a process of consultation with citizens and stakeholders, the European Commission (EC) published the Social Economy Action Plan « Building an economy that works for people: an action plan for the social economy”.

  2. News

    Call for a national consultant to evaluate and make recommendations on the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives in Costa Rica

    30 March 2022

  3. News

    ILO’s ACCEL Africa Project Empowers Cooperatives in Nigeria’s Cocoa Value Chain

    30 March 2022

    In Nigeria, the ILO’s ACCEL Africa Project is extending partnerships for the elimination of child labour and forced labour. The project strengthens support systems for farmers especially in the cocoa value chain, where child labour is prevalent.

  4. News

    The ILO and the UNTFSSE participated in Pact for Impact’s event on Social and Solidarity Economy

    28 March 2022

    The Chair of the UNTFSSE and the ILO’s Enterprises Department Director, Mr Vic van Vuuren, spoke at the Pact for Impact event “For an International Recognition of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)” on 4th March 2022.

  5. News

    South African government goes live with its website on the Social and Solidarity Economy Policy process

    28 March 2022

    The website features the work that was undertaken in developing the social and solidarity economy policy in the country between 2017-2021, with support from the ILO.

  6. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Sonia George, General Secretary of Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Kerala

    28 March 2022

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with cooperative and wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy makers, researchers and practitioners from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work. On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Sonia George, General Secretary of Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Kerala.

  7. News

    Final evaluation of the Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia Project

    18 March 2022

    The final evaluation report summarizes key findings, conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations from the “Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia” project.

  8. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    02 March 2022

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy.

  9. News

    Call for a national consultant to evaluate and make recommendations on the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives in Turkey

    01 March 2022

  10. News

    ILO COOP is updating its consultants database

    01 March 2022