News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO contributes to an International Cooperative Week event on women cooperative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

    26 November 2021

    On November 19, 2021, SEWA Cooperative Federation, WIEGO and International Cooperative Alliance - Asia-and-Pacific (ICA-AP) organized a global webinar titled ‘Rebuilding an Inclusive World in the Wake of the Pandemic: Women Cooperatives Lead the Way’ on the occasion of the International Cooperative Week.

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    A set of papers on “Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems” is now available from the ILO

    26 November 2021

    The social and solidarity economy (SSE) is receiving increased attention for its role in addressing a variety of economic and social challenges, ranging from the future of work to the provision of social services. The social and economic problems around the global COVID-19 pandemic have brought into focus the need to strengthen the SSE to support the recovery process, along with the public and private sector.

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    The ILO Director General and the Portuguese Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security opened the 12th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

    25 November 2021

    The official opening of the 12th edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy took place virtually on November 15th, 2021.

  4. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Lucas Mprechas, Founding Member and Coordinator of the Social Network for Social Solidarity and Regional Development (KAPA Network), Greece

    25 November 2021

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with cooperative and wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy makers, researchers and practitioners from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work. On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Lucas Mprechas founder of the Social Network for Social Solidarity and Regional Development (KAPA Network) in Greece.

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    ILO COOP Participates in the CECOP Lights On Project Launch

    23 November 2021

    On November 19 2021, the European Confederation of Industrial and Service cooperatives (CECOP) launched a new report that documents how worker and social cooperatives can assist workers and enterprises in the transition to the formal economy in Europe.

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    ILO Americas participates at the XXII Virtual Regional Conference of Cooperatives of the Americas, November 5, 2021

    15 November 2021

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    The ILO undertakes activities supporting the development of cooperatives in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)

    09 November 2021

    A Cooperative Support Programme (CSP) in the OPT is launched with support from the Italian Government

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    The ILO holds launch event for its project on the development of cooperatives in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)

    09 November 2021

    The launch will take place on November 24, 2021 to highlight the project activities and to improve coordination and communication between partners.

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    ILO COOP discusses WIEGO report on enabling social protection in the informal economy through worker-led schemes in Africa

    09 November 2021

    The SNI and WIEGO research report on "Enabling social protection within the informal economy: Lessons from worker-led schemes in Nigeria, Uganda and Togo" financed by OSF was launched at a webinar jointly organized with StreetNet International on November 4, 2021.

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    ILO sheds light upon the role of cooperatives in the elimination of child labour at the Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    29 October 2021

    The two sessions organized in the framework of the Academy provided insights of the ILO’s work with cooperatives toward the elimination of child labour and presented practical cases of cooperatives that take action to combat child labour.