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  1. cooperatives

    ILO COOP 100 Feature

    Established through a decision at the third session of the ILO’s Governing Body on 23 March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit (COOP) marks its Centenary in 2020. During the course of the year, we will have a series of events, publications and a photo exhibit to reflect on the ILO’s contributions to cooperative development so far and discuss future of cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) in a changing world of work. 

  2. COP25

    The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25

    02-13 December 2019

    The twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) organized by Chile is taking place in Madrid from 2 to 13 December 2019. The ILO will bring to the table the importance of the social and political drivers for a successful and rapid transition into more respectful economies, and will also present the "Climate Action for Jobs Initiative"- an action plan resulted from the Climate Action Summit 2019.

  3. New report

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide, new ILO report says

    A ground-breaking study reveals that seven in 10 workers are self-employed or in small businesses, a finding that has significant implications for employment and enterprise support policies world-wide.