News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. News

    Joint UNTFSSE-SEE event in the framework of European Social Economy Summit

    29 March 2021

    Social Economy Europe and the UN Taskforce on Social and Solidarity Economy will co-organise the event “Social and Solidarity Economy: leading the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the contribution to a fair recovery”.

  4. News

    ILO COOP participates in a seminar on cooperatives and the global COVID19 pandemic at the second Global Youth Forum (GYF 2021)

    29 March 2021

    The second edition of the Global Youth Forum on cooperative entrepreneurship took place between Mar 25 and 27, 2021. ILO COOP participated in a session on "What did cooperatives do around the global COVID19 pandemic?" on March 26th.

  5. News

    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 34th regular meeting

    29 March 2021

    The virtual meeting of UNTFSSE was held on March 3rd and brought together around 40 participants from member and observer institutions.

  6. News

    The UNTFSSE project on the Knowledge Hub funded by the Government of Luxembourg

    29 March 2021

    This project will be implemented by ILO and UNRISD in 2021 under the auspices of the United Nations Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE).

  7. News

    The ILO and the Bolivian Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy strengthen mining cooperatives for economic recovery with decent work

    25 March 2021

    More than a thousand cooperative members will get in-depth knowledge of the values of solidarity and equity of the cooperative business model and will be trained in the design of viable cooperative business plans to improve working conditions in the mining sector.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Marta Lozano Molano, Founding Member of Wazo Cooperative

    24 March 2021

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Marta Lozano Molano, a founding member of Wazo Coop.

  9. News

    ILO COOP participates in a Webinar on Sustainable Development and Culture organized by the Mediterranean Academy

    23 March 2021

    ILO COOP presentation at the virtual workshop on “Sustainable Development and Culture: Where do we stand on the 2030 Agenda?” focused on localizing the SDGs through social and solidarity economy.

  10. News

    ILO COOP participates in two parallel events at CSW65

    23 March 2021

    ILO COOP Manager presented at two parallel events during the 65th session of the UN Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) that took place between March 15-26.