Outcome report of ILO-JCA webinar:TSUNAGARU by Social & Solidarity Economy

Current situation and challenges of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in Japan

News | 26 January 2022
The report “Current situation and challenges of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in Japan” provides an overview of the SSE’s development in Japan, including recent movements to promote the SSE, and shares case studies of SSE organizations in action. This report was commissioned by the ILO, and authored by Mr. Kentaro Itami, Professor of the Institute for Solidarity and Society at Hosei University.

This report is the outcome document of the ILO-JCA Joint Webinar: TSUNAGARU by Social & Solidarity Economy that was held on Thursday 16 December 2021. 

At the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, a general discussion will be held on decent work and the SSE. This will be the first time that the SSE is put on the agenda of the ILC, an indication of the growing attention from governments and social partners on human-centred economic models, which put people, rather than profit, at the centre of their operations. It also presents an opportunity to shed light on the growing diversity of enterprise models that are based on values of cooperation, mutualism and solidarity and which combine social, economic and environmental objectives.  This general discussions on the SSE will be relevant for ILO constituents in tackling the challenges of the post-pandemic era and in order to build back better.