News on Social and Solidarity Economy

December 2018

  1. Consultancy for the drafting of a Green Paper on social economy

    10 December 2018

    The International Labour Organization and the Economic Development Department of the Republic of South Africa are looking for a consultant to prepare a Green Paper on the social economy in South Africa. For details please see the document below.

November 2018

  1. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 11, November 2018

    30 November 2018

  2. ILO’s message for the 10th ICA-AP Cooperative Forum in Tehran, Iran

    29 November 2018

    ILO has sent a message to a biennial conference aimed at discussing how cooperatives can contribute to more resilient and sustainable economy.

  3. Uses of cooperatives and other SSE organizations reflected at the 2018 edition of the ITC-ILO Academy on the transition to the formal economy

    29 November 2018

  4. ILO’s participation in the WIEGO General Assembly

    29 November 2018

    ILO COOP participated in the seventh General Assembly of Women in Informal Economy: Globalizing Organizing (WIEGO) that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 12-14 November 2018.

  5. The Social Cooperative Education and Promotion Train in Turkey

    27 November 2018

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with cooperators 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 Ms Rabia Gökçen Mert Korkmaz, Expert at the Ministry of Trade, on the Social Cooperative Education and Promotion Train in Turkey.

  6. ILO's participation at the 3rd International Conference on Cooperatives in the Philippines

    26 November 2018

    From 15-16 November 2018, ILO Enterprise Development Specialist from ILO CO Manila participated in the 3rd International Cooperative Conference on Cooperatives (ICOOP2018) organized by the Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in Tagaytay, the Philippines.

October 2018

  1. Presentation on ILO’s training tools on cooperatives and social and solidarity economy (SSE)

    29 October 2018

    This video introduces the key ILO tools for capacity building and training of cooperatives and other SSE enterprises. The video has been prepared for the Mid-term regional workshop on “Strengthening National Capacities of Producer Organizations in the NENA Region” (Oman, Lebanon and Sudan) which took place in Lebanon on the 30 and 31 of October 2018.

  2. Francophone African cooperative leaders exchange knowledge and experience with Japanese co-operators

    29 October 2018

    The 9th edition of the ILO/Japanese Consumers’ Cooperative Union (JCCU) African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour took place in Japan from 15-24 October 2018.

  3. ILO participates and contributes to the General Assembly and the Americas Summit of the International Cooperative Alliance

    24 October 2018

    ILO’s Enterprises Department Director Vic Van Vuuren participated in the General Assembly of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday, 21 October 2018. The ILO also contributed a video message to the Summit of the Cooperatives of the Americas.