News on Social and Solidarity Economy

December 2023

  1. ILO’s policy dialogue reveals potential to promote the social and solidarity economy in Thailand

    18 December 2023

    The ILO convened a policy dialogue on the social and solidarity economy’s contribution to decent work and sustainable development on December 15, 2023. The meeting provided an opportunity to review the workplan for the study on the Social and Solidarity Economy in Thailand.

  2. Understanding the contribution of the social and solidarity economy to sustainable development in Mongolia

    14 December 2023

    On November 30, 2023 participants at the Mongolian Entrepreneurship Conference 2023 explored ways that social and solidarity economy entities in Mongolia can contribute to decent work and Sustainable Development Goals.

  3. ILO holds discussion on research findings on the social and solidarity economy in Kyrgyzstan

    12 December 2023

    The workshop was held in hybrid format, in Bishkek and online, to review and validate the findings of the study on the Social and Solidarity Economy in Kyrgyzstan.

  4. Leire Mugerza Garate, President of the Mondragon Congress and Eroski's Governing Council President, Basque Country, Spain

    12 December 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, the ILO interviewedLeire Mugerza Garate, President of the Mondragon Congress and Eroski's Governing Council President, Basque Country, Spain.

  5. ESCWA Joins UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) to advance sustainable development

    08 December 2023

  6. Julie Chartrand-Beauregard, Strategic Advisor and Executive Assistant, Directorate of Collective Entrepreneurship at the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Quebec, Canada

    08 December 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, the ILO interviewed Julie Chartrand-Beauregard, Strategic Advisor and Executive Assistant, Directorate of Collective Entrepreneurship at the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Quebec, Canada.

November 2023

  1. Raising awareness on the cooperative model among coffee farmers in Lao PDR

    28 November 2023

    Facilitators were trained on the cooperative model including its principles, values, structure, function and related legislation and policies to then train 400 coffee producers in villages of Dak Cheung district in Lao PDR.

  2. ILO at COP28: Events on sustainable enterprises, financing and just transition

    24 November 2023

  3. Global Workshop on Statistics of Cooperatives and Social and Solidarity Economy

  4. ILO COOP/SSE participates in the side event on Women Social Economy Leaders at the Social Economy Conference in Spain

    21 November 2023

    The side event took place in Donostia/San Sebastian at the Social Economy Conference for Europe under the Spanish Presidency on 14 November 2023.