News on Social and Solidarity Economy
43rd Regular Meeting of The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)
12 June 2023
The 43rd UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 16 May 2023. It brought together around 30 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD) and eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS).
The global advisory committee of the ILO initiative on cooperative statistics holds its 5th meeting
02 June 2023
Findings from case studies of Italy, Türkiye, Costa Rica, Tanzania and Korea on statistics concerning cooperatives were presented. This led to discussions around recommendations to the ILO guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives and the need for development of a manual on statistics of cooperatives.
Farmer organization models and cooperatives play crucial role in agricultural sector develop in Iraq
02 June 2023
An event was held by partners implementing the European Union Agri-food Business Development Programme (AfBDP) in Baghdad to discuss the development of farmers’ organizations and cooperatives in Iraq and ways to strengthen their role so they can better respond to the needs of society
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.
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.
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 sharing their work with the social and solidarity economy.
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.
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.
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.