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  1. ILO/KoSEA/SNU Joint Research Conference

    Mapping Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia

    This conference will discuss policies to strengthen social and solidarity economy in South Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.

  2. COVID-19

    Answering key questions around informality in micro and small enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis

    14 September 2020

  3. Article

    Making rural communities in India resilient to climate shocks and disasters

    09 September 2020

    This ILO’s Social Finance project works on protecting vulnerable agriculture communities and jobs against weather and climate risks. Leveraging our experience we are now working with IFAD to develop a proposal for a new integrated financing framework for rural communities in India. This financial mechanism aims to support women-led rural enterprises impacted by climate shocks and disasters.

  4. News

    Momentum continues for a Green Economy Transformation in Argentina

    08 September 2020

    Through knowledge development and capacity-building with studies, diagnostic tools and workshops, Argentina’s green economy transformation is well-underway with the support of PAGE. In July, the Country Diagnostic Tool on the Labour Market, Green Jobs and Circular Economy has been finalized on behalf of the ILO, as well as the Stocktaking Study and Report. The two documents were developed in collaboration with National Universities and validated at a workshop on 24 July, where they were discussed with the National Entities, Trade Unions representatives, Employer´s representatives, NGOs and the UN System.

  5. News

    Developing Biomaterials Industry in South Africa

    08 September 2020

    On 26th August 2020, Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) hosted a side event in collaboration with the digital Bio Africa Convention 2020. The title of the side event was “Developing Biomaterials Industry in South Africa”. The side event was aimed at launching and validating two recently completed PAGE products commissioned by UNIDO. The side event was attended by policymakers, research institutes, business representatives, international organizations, and NGOs and focused on sharing and discussing challenges and opportunities in growing the biomaterial industry in South Africa and aboard. The high-level event was opened by Dr. Jenitha Badul, Chair of the PAGE National Steering Committee in South Africa.

  6. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Kamdem, Secretary General of the Pan African Institute for Development (PAID), former official of the International Labour Organization

    08 September 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  7. News

    Cooperatives in Focus: Select Articles on Cooperatives from the International Labour Review

    08 September 2020

  8. News

    Greening Women-Led SMEs in Burkina Faso

    07 September 2020

    A PAGE-facilitated green entrepreneurship training was held to assist business owners in improving ecological standards by fostering the greening of their businesses. The nine entrepreneurs all work within local agriculture and non-timber forest product (NTFP) processing and sustainable trade.

  9. Publication

    Review of the implementation of a business environment programme based on the ILO’s Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) toolkit in Honduras, 2012–19

    03 September 2020

    This report examines the experience of implementing a programme based on the ILO’s Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) toolkit in Honduras during 2012–19. The programme was operated by Honduras’s national association of employers’ organizations: the Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada (Honduran Private Enterprise Council; COHEP). Improving the business environment is a key strategic objective that has guided COHEP in its work for many years.

  10. News

    The story of a friendship: Juan Somavia and Ivano Barberini

    03 September 2020