What's new

  1. Publication

    Report on the expert advice service and web site March 2023

    22 May 2023

  2. Webinar on reducing informality in forced displacement contexts

    ILO supports formalization of enterprises and workers in forced displacement contexts

    22 May 2023

    The ILO organized a knowledge sharing event to discuss ongoing interventions to reduce informality in forced displacement contexts with the goal to promote decent work and sustainable enterprises

  3. News

    ILOCOOP presents updates to Government Groups on the SSE

    19 May 2023

    ILO COOP 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.

  4. Publication

    Cooperative Care Provision as a Gender-Transformative Decent Work Solution

    19 May 2023

    The ILO’s Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Branch (GEDI) and Cooperatives Unit (COOP) are working together on building an innovative cross-regional, multi-country programme on Cooperative Care Provision as a Gender transformative Decent Work Solution. The programme aims to enhance care provision through cooperatives and other social and solidarity entities starting with a series of pilot initiatives. The full programme is expected to help strengthen and scale up national support networks to better serve their members by building capacities for improved delivery of services, and advocating for their needs, concerns, and priorities.

  5. News

    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. Publication

    Social Finance Brief: RUFI's journey in serving refugees and host communities in South Sudan and Uganda

    12 May 2023

    In this brief, focussing on “Making Finance Work for Refugees”, Social Finance documents the experience of the Rural Finance Initiative (RUFI) in South Sudan and Uganda. RUFI aims to provide financial services to rural entrepreneurs to improve their living standards. This Social Finance Brief covers RUFI's operations in the context of displacement from South Sudan to Uganda.

  7. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Elizabeth Nzilani Peter – Machakos Cooperative Union

    12 May 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, ILO interviewed Elizabeth Nzilani Peter, Chief Executive Officer of Coffee Marketing at Machakos Cooperative Union in Kenya, and partner of the Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) network.

  8. Just Energy Transition

    Innovation challenge: Energy access and social inclusion

    12 May 2023

    Acciona.org Panamá is one of the three winners of the ILO Just Energy Transition Innovation challenge. The proposal of acciona.org Panamá seeks to link sustainable energy to economic and social inclusion.

  9. News

    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.

  10. Document

    Climate change and insurance

    08 May 2023

    Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of this century and it disproportionately affects poor rural populations. Insurance for climate risks can strengthen the resilience of households and businesses and helps them protect their livelihoods.