News on Social and Solidarity Economy

December 2021

  1. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate and Holiday Greetings

    21 December 2021

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives by the ILO and partners.

  2. The ILO and the JCA organize a joint webinar on the social and solidarity economy in Japan

    20 December 2021

    On 16 December, 2021, ILO Office for Japan and the Japan Cooperative Alliance (JCA) co-hosted an online webinar, "TSUNAGARU by the Social and Solidarity Economy”.

  3. The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its third technical symposium

    17 December 2021

    The technical symposium took place virtually from 6 to 10 December 2021.

  4. The report on “Assessment of the needs of social economy units and identification of priority value chains for the creation of decent jobs in Cameroon” has been released

    17 December 2021

    The Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts (MINPMEESA) of Cameroon and the ILO conducted a study on evaluation of the potential of the Social Economy in Cameroon.

  5. ILO Director-General was a keynote speaker at the 33rd World Cooperative Congress

    16 December 2021

    Joining online at the World Cooperative Congress, Mr Ryder noted that a human-centred recovery requires recognition of cooperatives as critical social and economic actors to build more resilient communities, and to strengthen local economies.

  6. The relationship between cooperatives and the wider SSE was explored during two events around the World Cooperative Congress

    16 December 2021

  7. The relationship between workers’ organizations and cooperatives explored at the World Cooperative Congress

    16 December 2021

  8. Cooperative society of solid waste collectors of Mbeubeuss-Bokk Diom is established

    15 December 2021

    December 10 2021 was a historical day for the waste collectors at the MBEUBEUSS landfill, as it marked the birth of the “Cooperative society of solid waste collectors of Mbeubeuss-Bokk Diom”.

  9. ILO highlights intervention models on building sustainable local communities through cooperatives

    15 December 2021

    The ILO presented its experiences of working with cooperatives on child labour in global supply chains and forced displacement contexts during the 33rd World Cooperative Congress.

  10. ILO discusses the role of cooperatives in promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) in value chains

    15 December 2021

    The ILO was invited to participate and present in the panel “Strengthening our Cooperative Identity by supporting ethical value chain management” organized in the framework of the ICA’s 33rd World Cooperative Congress.