News on Social and Solidarity Economy

May 2023

  1. © Jules Rahman Ong / ILO 2024

    We lost our precious forest but found a way to survive

    30 May 2023

    Mining and deforestation have destroyed the Orang Asli indigenous peoples’ way of life in Peninsular Malaysia. Maimun is helping to restore her people’s connection to the land through a community organic vegetable farm that is giving them a sustainable livelihood.

  2. Partners discuss farmer organization models and cooperatives in Iraq and their role in supporting the development of the agricultural sector

    29 May 2023

    The event brought together partners implementing programmes under the European Union Agri-food Business Development Programme, and national stakeholders involved in the development of the agricultural sector.

  3. © Hyunsik Eum 2024

    The ILO and the UNTFSSE participated in the Global Social and Solidarity Economy Forum in Senegal

    25 May 2023

    ILO staff from Senegal, Tunisia and Switzerland contributed to a number of sessions at the Forum, that took place in Dakar between May 1 - 6, sharing highlights of their work on the social and solidarity economy

  4. ILO COOP/SSE presents updates to Government Groups on the SSE

    19 May 2023

    ILO COOP/SSE was extended an invitation by two government groups of Member States in the Asia and the Pacific and Africa regions, to provide an update on recent developments on the SSE portfolio.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 2024

    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 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 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.