News on Social and Solidarity Economy

April 2023

  1. Interview with Hyun-Gon Jung, President of KoSEA (Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency)

    11 April 2023

    “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 the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Hyun-Gon Jung, President at Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA) in the Republic of Korea.

  2. Equipping Asia-Pacific youth with entrepreneurial skills for sustainable growth

    10 April 2023

    Youth in Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Philippines learn entrepreneurship and soft skills using the ILO’s activity-based learning tools.

  3. Think.Coop and Start.Coop adaptations to the groundnut supply chain, developed by ILO PROSPECTS in Sudan, are available in Arabic now

    06 April 2023

  4. The ILO is undertaking a training of facilitators workshop on Think.Coop adaptation for Refugees and Host Communities in Sudan

    06 April 2023

    The three day workshop is taking place in Khartoum on 21-23 April in partnership with Hope and Friendship for Development Organization (HOPE).

March 2023

  1. ILO strengthens cooperation with Korean partners on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy

    30 March 2023

    The ILO mission sought further opportunities to work together with the Korean government institutions, universities and cooperative partners.

  2. COPAC members meet with UN DESA taking over the rotating chair responsibilities

    28 March 2023

    Representatives from UN DESA, ILO, FAO, UNRISD and the ICA participated in the meeting that took place in hybrid format in Brussels and online on March 21, 2023.

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    How to accelerate progress towards universal access to safe water

    24 March 2023

    ILO Director-General and Chair of UN Water, Gilbert F. Houngbo, has commended the adoption of the Water Action Agenda at the landmark UN 2023 Water Conference in New York. The Agenda aims to tackle the growing global water crisis by mainstreaming water issues in intergovernmental processes.

  4. ILO COOP/SSE meets with the African Union delegation to discuss collaboration on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy

    21 March 2023

    The meeting took place on March 15, 2023 at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva with the participation of ILO Cooperatives, Social and Solidarity Unit and African Union Commission representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment Department and Labour Employment and Migration Division.

  5. 42nd Regular Meeting of The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)

    21 March 2023

    The 42nd UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 7 March 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).

  6. ILO DG Houngbo provides a video message for the opening session of the OECD conference on the Social and Solidarity Economy

    20 March 2023

    The OECD event on “Inclusion, innovation and inspiration: Shaping our future with the social and solidarity economy” took place on March 20-21, in person in Paris and online.