News, stories and statements on cooperatives

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    ILO COOP 100 – ILO PROSPECTS Webinar: The role of cooperatives and social and solidarity organizations in forced displacement contexts

    14 January 2021

    The webinar was organized by ILO COOP and ILO PROSPECTS to highlight the role and contributions of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs) in forced displacement contexts, and the work of both field practitioners and the ILO on this subject.

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    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 12, December, 2020

    16 December 2020

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    The passage of the worker cooperative bill in Japan is celebrated around the word

    14 December 2020

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    Lessons learned from Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) policy development in South Africa: One-size does not fit all

    14 December 2020

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    ILO supports the creation of market links through cooperatives in agriculture in Northern Sri Lanka

    10 December 2020

    Since its establishment in 2017, the ILO supported the Udayarkaddu Cooperative to establish a primary processing facility for fruits and vegetables, set up market linkages through private sector partnerships; and increase the production capacity of its member farmers through a series of capacity building initiatives. During COVID-19 the cooperative tailored ways to serve its members even during the lockdown.

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    ILO participated in the High-Level Meeting on the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the European Union

    10 December 2020

    The ILO DG participated in the event titled “The Social Economy for an inclusive, sustainable and fair recovery” organized by the Spanish Government in Toledo on December 4, 2020.

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    ILO and UNTFSSE participate in the second meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Luxembourg Declaration under the Spanish Presidency

    10 December 2020

    Representatives from the EU member states confirmed their commitment to promote the social economy and discussed the importance of social economy organizations in COVID-19 recovery measures signing the Toledo Declaration.

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    UNTFSSE participates in the Side event 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD): “Building Back Better: Action Toward a Disability-Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World”

    10 December 2020

    A representative of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and an observer to the United Nation Inter-agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) contributed to the debate on creating a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable Post-COVID-19 World

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    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 33rd regular meeting

    09 December 2020

    The meeting was virtually held on 08 December, 2020 and brought together almost 40 participants including representatives from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, UNDESA, UNCTAD, UNDP-ART, UNHRC and OECD), ten observer organizations (CIRIEC, EURICSE, Catalyst2030, GSEF, Euclid Network, Social Economy Europe, SSE International Forum, RIPESS, CSEND, and ICA) and three resource persons.

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    Workshop on Strengthening SSE Policy in Asia to take place in March 2021

    08 December 2020

    The ILO will bring together tripartite delegations, practitioners and leaders in the SSE movement, researchers and other stakeholders from six Asian countries in a virtual capacity-building workshop to enhance their capacity in developing and/or strengthening their SSE policies and programmes.