News on Social and Solidarity Economy

February 2019

  1. Social enterprises play a key role in a decent future of work

    28 February 2019

    Innovative solutions are needed to combat the challenges facing the future of work said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the Social Economy National Consultation Conference in Durban, South Africa.

  2. ILO COOP/SSE eNewsUpdate Issue No 2, February 2019

    28 February 2019

  3. A key step taken towards developing a social economy policy in South Africa

    28 February 2019

    A draft Green Paper on a social economy policy in South Africa presented at a national consultation conference in Sandton. In a speech to the conference, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder reflected on the relevance of social and solidarity economy organizations and their value-driven, human-centred approaches in addressing the challenges in the changing world of work.

  4. A youth cooperative launched to develop the honey value chain in northwestern Tunisia

    26 February 2019

  5. CLIMBS: Extending mutual protection and building resilience in the Philippines

    26 February 2019

    “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 social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Mr Noel Raboy, President and CEO in CLIMBS, a composite insurance cooperative owned by 4,000 member cooperatives from around the Philippines.

  6. Participants’ reflections on the 9th ILO-JCCU African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour

    21 February 2019

    Since 2010, the ILO, through the Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and its Office for Tokyo, and the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) have co-organized African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tours in Japan to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experiences and explore possible cooperation between African and Japanese cooperatives.

January 2019

  1. ILO COOP/SSE eNewsUpdate Issue No 1, January 2019

    31 January 2019

  2. ILO and ITC-ILO engagement on cooperative and social and solidarity economy development in 2019

    31 January 2019

    The key areas of collaboration in 2019 include development and dissemination of new training tools on cooperatives and a series of ILO Academies on SSE and the future of work.

  3. Three editions of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) forthcoming in 2019

    17 January 2019

  4. Charles Bodwell, Enterprise Development Specialist at ILO DWT Bangkok

    11 January 2019

    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.