News on Social and Solidarity Economy

May 2023

  1. UNTFSSE participates in Virtual Side Event at the 8th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs

    18 May 2023

    The “Social Innovation Experiences from the Social and Solidarity Economy” session was organized online on May 2, 2023 10:00-11:30 EST.

  2. The global advisory committee of the ILO initiative on cooperative statistics holds its 4th meeting

    10 May 2023

    National researchers from Italy, Türkiye, Costa Rica and Tanzania presented their analyses on the available and potential sources of data on cooperatives in their countries. They also provided comparisons and recommendations on the international guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives. Discussions were held on the follow up steps, including the development of a manual on statistics of cooperatives.

April 2023

  1. Development of guidelines for legislation on the social and solidarity economy (SSE)

    28 April 2023

  2. © Fauzan Azhima / ILO 2023

    ILO welcomes new UN resolution on social and solidarity economy

    19 April 2023

    The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution on the social and solidarity economy for sustainable development.

  3. Interview with Mr. Hyun-Gon Jung, President of KoSEA (Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency)

    11 April 2023

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with cooperators 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 Mr. Hyun-Gon Jung, President at Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA) in the Republic of Korea.

  4. Equipping Asia-Pacific youth with entrepreneurial skills for sustainable growth

    10 April 2023

    Youth in Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Philippines learn entrepreneurship and soft skills using the ILO’s activity-based learning tools.

  5. Think.Coop and Start.Coop adaptations to the groundnut supply chain, developed by ILO PROSPECTS in Sudan, are available in Arabic now

    06 April 2023

  6. The ILO is undertaking a training of facilitators workshop on Think.Coop adaptation for Refugees and Host Communities in Sudan

    06 April 2023

    The three day workshop is taking place in Khartoum on 21-23 April in partnership with Hope and Friendship for Development Organization (HOPE).

March 2023

  1. ILO strengthens cooperation with Korean partners on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy

    30 March 2023

    The ILO mission sought further opportunities to work together with the Korean government institutions, universities and cooperative partners.

  2. COPAC members meet with UN DESA taking over the rotating chair responsibilities

    28 March 2023

    Representatives from UN DESA, ILO, FAO, UNRISD and the ICA participated in the meeting that took place in hybrid format in Brussels and online on March 21, 2023.