News, stories and statements on cooperatives

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    Mapping study of the social and solidarity economy in EGYPT

    23 August 2023

  2. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Orkun Doğan, Economist and Researcher/Partner at Yerkure Local Studies Cooperative and Dissensus Research

    17 August 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 during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Orkun Doğan, Economist and Researcher/Partner at Yerkure Local Studies Cooperative and Dissensus Research.

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    Time to Act for SDG 8

    What will it take to ensure Decent work for all?

    03 August 2023

    Sustainable Development Goal 8 on Decent Work for All is the only SDG that brings together social, economic and environmental targets. It has an impact on all other Agenda 2030 goals. Ahead of the UN SDG Summit on 18-19 September, we ask what will it take to ensure it is achieved?

  4. News

    HLPF side event on "Leveraging Social Innovation to Advance the Sustainable Development Goals" co-hosted by the ILO, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Senegal, and UNCTAD

    01 August 2023

    The side event took place on July 18, 2023 at the UN Headquarters in New York, bringing together countries and stakeholders with shared and diverse views to discuss how social innovation can be leveraged to advance the SDGs.

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    ILO and Sungkonghoe University sign MOU on coops and SSE collaboration

    25 July 2023

    The ILO mission sought to share its work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy in Korea and explored opportunities to further strengthen collaboration with Korean universities.

  6. News

    44th Regular Meeting of The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)

    25 July 2023

    The 44th UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. It brought together around 30 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD) and eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS).

  7. News

    ILO COOP presents and explores collaboration on SSE at KOICA headquarters

    24 July 2023

    On Thursday July 6, ILO COOP had the opportunity to present areas of work and potential for collaboration to staff from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) at their Headquarters in Seongnam.

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    Launch of SSE Awareness Raising Package by ILO, ITCILO and UNTFSSE

    24 July 2023

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    ILO COOP participates to the CIRIEC conference on Social Economy

    21 July 2023

    The 9th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy, with the theme "Building Forward Better: Social and Solidarity Economy for a Peaceful and Fair World," was successfully held in Seoul, Korea, from July 4 to 6, 2023.

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    ILO visited iCOOP’s Natural Dream Park in Korea

    20 July 2023

    Following the International Conference on Statistics of Cooperatives, held on 30 June in Busan, participants were invited to a study trip at iCOOP’s Natural Dream Park in Goesan, Korea between 1-2 July 2023.