News on Social and Solidarity Economy

March 2023

  1. International Conference on Statistics of Cooperative – Measuring Cooperatives and Beyond

    The ILO will host an international conference on statistics of cooperatives, as part of the cooperative statistics component of the Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Knowledge Base project.

  2. Conference and Study tour: Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia

    The ILO will organize a conference and study tour as part of the strengthening the social and solidarity economy in Asia – phase 2 project on 14-15 May 2024.

  3. Technical Officer on Cooperatives and SSE Development

    13 March 2023

February 2023

  1. ILC resolution concerning decent work and the social and solidarity economy discussed at an event organized by INGOs

    27 February 2023

    The webinar was organized by INSP!R, WSM, WIEGO, RIPESS and IYCW, with the participation of the ILO, to discuss future opportunities and challenges for the social and solidarity economy following the Resolution concerning decent work and SSE that was adopted at the 110th International Labour Conference.

  2. Interview with Akkanut Wantanasombut – founder of community-based social and solidarity economy platform

    23 February 2023

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths in the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Akkanut Wantanasombut, researcher at the Institute of Asia Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and founder of “Tamsang-Tamsong”, a community-based social and solidarity economy platform.

  3. Member States, international organizations and civil society organizations call for international recognition of the Social and Solidarity Economy’s contribution to the attainment of Agenda 2030

    23 February 2023

  4. The global advisory committee of the ILO initiative on cooperative statistics holds its 3rd meeting

    21 February 2023

    National researchers from Italy, Türkiye, Korea, Costa Rica and Tanzania have presented an analysis of the statistics in their countries on cooperatives. They also provided comparisons to the international guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives.

  5. ILO COOP sends a video message to the LegaCoop Emilia-Romagna Congress on cooperative identity

    20 February 2023

    The LegaCoop Emilia-Romagna Congress focusing on “Enterprise of the Future” took place on February 16, 2023 in Bologna with national and regional representatives from Legacoop.

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

    14 February 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, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Vietnam on 6 February 2023.

  7. Youssef Fennira Chief Technical Advisor, Responsible for Enterprises/SSE Cluster and Youth focal point, ILO Tunisia

    14 February 2023

    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.