News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    UNTFSSE participated in Catalysing Change Week 2021

    11 May 2021

    In a session titled “How can social entrepreneurs help the UN to achieve the SDGs?” the Chair of the UNTFSSE and Director of ILO Enterprises Department shared his views on the contribution of social enterprises to the Sustainable Development Agenda.

  2. News

    ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and Social Finance Programme co-organize an elective session at the Rural development academy 2021

    29 April 2021

    ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and Social Finance Programme co-organized an elective on “Sustainable Finance and Cooperatives in Rural Areas” to highlight the role of cooperatives in the rural economy and access to financial services through a range of traditional and emerging financial service providers.

  3. News

    UNTFSSE participates in the relaunch of the Pact for Impact Alliance

    27 April 2021

    The Chair of the UNTFSSE and Director of the Enterprises Department, Mr. Vic Van Vuuren, participated in the re-launch of the Pact for Impact Alliance virtually held on 15 April 2020.

  4. COOP Champions

    Tendy Gunawan, National Programme Officer at ILO Jakarta

    26 April 2021

    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.

  5. COOP Champions

    Amaal Bani Awwad, National Project Coordinator at ILO Jordan

    21 April 2021

    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.

  6. News

    ILO organizes awareness raising session on the Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No. 193)

    12 April 2021

    Members of the Steering Committee overseeing the development of a national strategy for the cooperative movement in Jordan and representatives from the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated in an awareness-raising session on Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No. 193) on April 8, 2021.

  7. News

    ILO hosts first-ever virtual exhibition on sustainable enterprises

    07 April 2021

    In an online event organized with the ITCILO, ENTERPRISES staff engaged with colleagues from their virtual booths, sharing materials, chatting and networking.

  8. News

    Workshop on Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Policy in Asia takes place virtually

    31 March 2021

    The capacity-building workshop on Strengthening SSE Policy in Asia, held virtually, brought stakeholders from six countries in Asia and the Pacific region.

  9. News

    ILO and UNTFSSE participated in a Conference on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and creation of jobs in the EU

    31 March 2021

    The ILO Director of ACTRAV and the UNTFSSE Chair participated in the event titled “The role of Social Economy in the creation of jobs and in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights” organized by the Portuguese Government on March 29, 2021.

  10. News

    The 110th Session of the International Labour Conference in 2022 will hold a general discussion on the Social and Solidarity Economy for a human-centred future of work

    30 March 2021

    The 341st Governing Body (GB) of the International Labour Office (ILO) decided to place on the agenda of the 110th Session (2022) of the International Labour Conference (ILC) an item related to “Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) for a human-centred future of work” for general discussion.