News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    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.

  2. News

    ILO country briefs from the Social and Solidarity Economy project in Asia

    28 October 2021

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Sung Ho Kim, International Cooperation Department, KFCC

    28 October 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 Sung Ho Kim from the International Cooperation Department at KFCC.

  4. News

    At a WIPO programme, the ILO shares how the cooperative model can be used by indigenous women entrepreneurs

    27 October 2021

    ILO contributed to the second edition of the WIPO Program for Indigenous and Local Community Women Entrepreneurs that took place in October 2021.

  5. News

    The ILO and the UNTFSSE participated in GSEF2021

    26 October 2021

    The leadership and staff of ILO contributed to a number of sessions at GSEF2021.

  6. News

    The UNTFSSE organized a session as part of the 8th EMES conference on statistics

    25 October 2021

    The UNTFSSE session discussed opportunities and challenges around statistics concerning the SSE.

  7. News

    The ILO and the UNTFSSE participated in European Social Economy Week 2021

    25 October 2021

    Director of ILO Enterprises Department and Chair of UNTFSSE, Mr Vic Van Vuuren participated at the European Social Economy Week 2021 in a discussion on the global challenges and perspectives of social economy as a driver of sustainable development.

  8. News

    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 37th regular meeting

    22 October 2021

    The 37th UNTFSSE meeting was virtually held on 21 October 2021 and brought together almost 50 participants from seven UN member organizations (ILO, UNRISD, UNDESA, UNDP, UNCTAD, ESCAP) and OECD, thirteen observer organizations (CIRIEC, EURICSE, Catalyst2030, EMES, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, Social Economy Europe, SSE International Forum, RIPESS, CSEND, EESC and ICA) and two resource persons.

  9. COOP Champions

    Ayşe Turunç Kankal, ILO Office for Turkey in Ankara

    21 October 2021

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  10. News

    Training by ILO, ACTED to promote social solidarity through joint income-generating activities in Lebanon’s agriculture sector

    13 October 2021

    An initiative aimed at fostering social solidarity and promoting decent work through the development of joint income-generating initiatives launched its first training for vulnerable communities in Lebanon.