News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO organizes Our.COOP orientation to support cooperatives development among coffee farmers in Laos

    02 March 2023

    The ILO held an orientation session on the Our.COOP training programme for coffee farmers’ representatives in Champasak, Laos, to encourage the advancement of cooperatives in Laos’ coffee growing regions.

  2. News

    ILC resolution concerning decent work and the social and solidarity economy discussed at an event organized by INGOs

    27 February 2023

    The webinar was organized by INSP!R, WSM, WIEGO, RIPESS and IYCW, with the participation of the ILO, to discuss future opportunities and challenges for the social and solidarity economy following the Resolution concerning decent work and SSE that was adopted at the 110th International Labour Conference.

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Akkanut Wantanasombut – founder of community-based social and solidarity economy platform

    23 February 2023

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths in the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Akkanut Wantanasombut, researcher at the Institute of Asia Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and founder of “Tamsang-Tamsong”, a community-based social and solidarity economy platform.

  4. News

    Member States, international organizations and civil society organizations call for international recognition of the Social and Solidarity Economy’s contribution to the attainment of Agenda 2030

    23 February 2023

  5. News

    ILO joins Expert Dialogue on Dignified Work for all at the 61st Session of the Committee on Social Development

    22 February 2023

    The Expert Dialogue on Dignified Work for all, as organized by ATD Fourth World, took place on Tuesday February the 7th evening.

  6. News

    The global advisory committee of the ILO initiative on cooperative statistics holds its 3rd meeting

    21 February 2023

    National researchers from Italy, Türkiye, Korea, Costa Rica and Tanzania have presented an analysis of the statistics in their countries on cooperatives. They also provided comparisons to the international guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives.

  7. News

    ILO COOP sends a video message to the LegaCoop Emilia-Romagna Congress on cooperative identity

    20 February 2023

    The LegaCoop Emilia-Romagna Congress focusing on “Enterprise of the Future” took place on February 16, 2023 in Bologna with national and regional representatives from Legacoop.

  8. News

    ILO DG speaks at a session on the social and solidarity economy at the World Government Summit 2023 session

    15 February 2023

    The session on “How the Social Economy Shapes a Better Future for Humanity” took place on February 12, 2023 at the World Government Summit in Dubai.

  9. News

    ILO holds second regional advisory committee to share updates on strengthening the social and solidarity economy in Asia project

    14 February 2023

    The project’s national researchers and regional advisory committee members exchanged around the progress of the research on the social and solidarity economy in Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Vietnam on 6 February 2023.

  10. COOP Champions

    Youssef Fennira Chief Technical Advisor, Responsible for Enterprises/SSE Cluster and Youth focal point, ILO Tunisia

    14 February 2023

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.