News on Social and Solidarity Economy

July 2023

  1. Harness the power of cooperatives for building inclusive and resilient communities

    01 July 2023

    Ahead of International Day of Cooperatives, ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo emphasizes the crucial role of cooperatives in sustainable development, poverty reduction, and creating inclusive societies.

June 2023

  1. Improved statistics will strengthen global cooperative movement

    30 June 2023

    An international conference has explored ways that more robust and consistent statistical measures can shape better policies and interventions for cooperatives and help their contribution to sustainable development be properly recognized.

  2. Socio-emotional skills considered a priority for the development of youth entrepreneurs

    27 June 2023

    ILO and development partners discuss the importance of socio-emotional skills for youth entrepreneurs wanting to start their own businesses.

  3. In Lebanon ILO PROSPECTS organizes a business plan competition to select social and solidarity economy entities that will benefit from technical and financial assistance

    26 June 2023

    The business plan competition took place on 19-21 June 2023 with the participation of 37 SSE projects that aim to create decent jobs for vulnerable host communities and Syrian refugees to bring about changes in their communities.

  4. ILO shares its work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy in Korea and strengthens cooperation with Korean partners

    26 June 2023

    The mission members shared the ILO’s work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy and explored avenues to further strengthen collaboration with related Korean institutions, universities, and cooperative partners.

  5. ILO holds third regional advisory committee to share updates on strengthening the social and solidarity economy in Asia project

    21 June 2023

    The project’s national researchers and regional advisory committee members exchanged around the progress of the research on the social and solidarity economy in Cambodia, Mongolia, Thailand, and Vietnam on 9 June 2023.

  6. ILO Office for Japan supports a special dialogue session on the future of the social and solidarity economy in Tokyo

    21 June 2023

    On the 17 June 2023, the Institute for Solidarity-based Society (Rengo Institute) at Hosei University, with the support of the ILO Office for Japan, held a public lecture on 'Special Dialogue Session: The Future of the SSE” in Tokyo, Japan.

  7. ILO COOP/SSE participates to present at the EESC meeting on the Social Economy Category

    12 June 2023

    The second meeting of the EESC meeting on the Social Economy Category for 2023 took place on June 7, 2023. The hybrid meeting included a presentation and discussion with ILO COOP/SSE Unit Manager Simel Esim on the ILC and UN GA resolutions on the SSE.

  8. 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).

  9. 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.