News, stories and statements on cooperatives

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    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    31 July 2022

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives by the ILO and partners.

  2. News

    Member States strongly support tabling a resolution on Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development at the United Nations General Assembly

    29 July 2022

    During the side-event “Role of Social and Solidarity Economy in achieving the SDGs: Potential General Assembly Resolution,” Member States recognized the role of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in contributing to the attainment of Agenda 2030 and expressed support for advancing a proposal for a UN General Assembly Resolution on SSE for sustainable development.

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    ILO participates in the conference “Social Economy: Primacy of People”

    29 July 2022

    The first event of the Monitoring Committee of the Luxembourg Declaration under the Italian Presidency took place in Trento at the presence of national, European and international organizations’ representatives.

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    ILO provides a platform for policy dialogue to accelerate the development of social enterprises in Malaysia

    27 July 2022

    The webinar provided a policy platform to explore ways to strengthen the social enterprise ecosystem in Malaysia, including an overview of global, regional and national trends, presentation of the recently launched Malaysia Social Entrepreneurship Blueprint (SEMy 2030) and sharing of good practices.

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    ILC Conclusions on decent work and the SSE

    14 July 2022

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    UNTFSSE special meeting on operationalizing the action plan 2022-2024

    14 July 2022

    The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy organized a virtual meeting to discuss recent milestones and future joint work.

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    On the occasion of the 100th International Day of Cooperatives, ILO Director-General issues a statement

    13 July 2022

    On the 2022 International Day of Cooperatives, that focuses on how cooperatives help build a better world, ILO DG Guy Ryder highlighted how cooperatives prioritize people and decent work and contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future.

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    International organizations and policymakers affirmed the historic momentum around the Social and Solidarity Economy

    12 July 2022

    A High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) side-event held on July 5th discussed the role of the social and solidarity economy in building back better and promoting sustainable development.

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    ILC General Discussion on social and solidarity economy and ILO cooperative statistics initiative featured at the Social Economy Fair in South Korea

    11 July 2022

    The outcomes of the general discussion at the 110th International Labour Conference on Decent Work and Social and Solidarity Economy and the ILO’s cooperative statistics initiative were featured at the Social Economy Week that took place in Gyeongju, South Korea on July 8-10.

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    War in Sri Lanka took everything but I made a new start

    06 July 2022

    Displaced by Sri Lanka’s civil war, Veronica Rosani Susilkumar is making a new life for herself and her family as a groundnut farmer.