News on Social and Solidarity Economy

February 2023

  1. Younis Sbeih, National Project Officer on Cooperatives for the Cooperative Support Programme (CSP), ILO Ramallah

    01 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.

January 2023

  1. ILO DG joins public and private sector and social and solidarity economy leaders at a panel in Davos on Unlocking the Social Economy

    31 January 2023

    The panellists discussed the role of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in advancing decent work and sustainable development.

  2. © M. Lopez/World Economic Forum 2023

    ILO Director-General highlights world of work issues and social justice at World Economic Forum

    16 January 2023

    The ILO Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo emphasized the need for social justice at the gathering of leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.

December 2022

  1. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    21 December 2022

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

  2. ILO holds kick-off briefing session for the project on the social and solidarity economy in Kyrgyzstan

    20 December 2022

    The briefing session was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to introduce the Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia project to the ILO Constituents and social and solidarity economy (SSE) partners. The participants in the session included representatives from related government ministries, workers’ organizations, SSE institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.

  3. The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 41st regular meeting

    20 December 2022

    The 41st UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 07 December 2022. It brought together around 50 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD), eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS) and two resource persons.

  4. ILO co-hosts the “Decent Work and the Social and Solidarity Economy” Seminar, a pre-event of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID)

    14 December 2022

    The SSE Research Group of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), Solidaridad Japan, and ILO Office for Japan, held an event titled the "Decent Work and the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE)" on 2 December 2022. About 100 academics, co-operators, government officials and trade unionists attended the event at the JTUC-RENGO Hall, prior to the Japan Society for International Development (JASID) 33rd National Conference, which provided English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation, remotely as well as in person.

  5. Accelerating Progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals through the Social and Solidarity Economy

    The ILO will co-organize the session on “Accelerating Progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals through the Social and Solidarity Economy” as part of the ESCAP’s Business Innovation for the Sustainable development Goals Forum on 13-14 December 2022.

November 2022

  1. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    30 November 2022

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

  2. ILO holds three kick-off briefing sessions for the project on Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia

    29 November 2022

    The three country briefing sessions for Mongolia, Cambodia, and Thailand were held to introduce the Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia project to the ILO Constituents and social and solidarity economy (SSE) partners. The participants included representatives from governments, employers’, and workers’ organizations, SSE institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.