News on Social and Solidarity Economy

August 2023

  1. 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.

July 2023

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. ILO COOP/SSE presents and explores collaboration on SSE at KOICA headquarters

    24 July 2023

    On Thursday July 6, ILO COOP/SSE 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.

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

    24 July 2023

  5. ILO COOP/SSE 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy in Thailand

    19 July 2023

    Three universities discussed the formation of a consortium on the SSE in Thailand and an event featured the potential for the SSE model to achieve the SDGs through social innovation.

  8. Harnessing the Potential of the Social and Solidarity Economy in Mongolia

    17 July 2023

    The booth on social and solidarity economy at the World SME Day Expo 2023 explored ways to improve understanding of the social and solidarity economy in Mongolia, to strengthen its contribution to sustainable development in line with the country’s long-term development policy.

  9. ILO COOP/SSE Unit participates in the ILO’s 8th Regulating Decent Work research conference

    12 July 2023

    The 8th RDW Conference in 2023 took place at the ILO in Geneva between July 10-12, 2023. It addressed the impact of interconnected crises, COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, conflicts, and disruptions to global supply chains, on the world of work.