News, stories and statements on cooperatives

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    ILO explores transformative private sector solutions in forced displacement contexts

    13 November 2023

    Through a three-day knowledge-sharing event bringing together a wide range of partners, the ILO placed the spotlight on the importance of working closely with private sector actors in forced displacement with a collective vision for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development.

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    ILO COOP contributes to the 10th edition of Collaborate for Social Impact

    10 November 2023

    C4SI, the flagship program of Just Innovate, brings together Graduate students from diverse disciplines across Geneva to collaborate and co-create through experiential learning methods. ILO Cooperatives Unit was a challenge setter at the 2023 edition.

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    ILO COOP and UNTFSSE participate in the AIM Joint Committee meeting on the Social and Solidarity Economy

    09 November 2023

    ILO COOP and UNTFSSE took part in the AIM Joint Committee hybrid Meeting titled “Which legal frameworks for a flourishing social economy where mutuals can play their role” on Tuesday, 7 November 2023.

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    ILO COOP contributes a video message on cooperatives to the Keraleeyam festival

    03 November 2023

    The one week of celebrations included seminars, activities, exhibitions, shows and fairs took place from November 1st to November 7th at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

  5. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Marie-Josée Paquette General Director of the Quebec Council of Co-operation and Mutualism (CQCM)

    27 October 2023

    “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 Marie-Josée Paquette General Director of the Quebec Council of Co-operation and Mutualism (CQCM) in Quebec.

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    Manage.COOP, a new ILO training programme to support existing cooperatives, pilot tested in Tanzania

    27 October 2023

    The ILO’s Cooperatives Unit (COOP) organized a pilot training of trainers’ (ToT) workshop to test Manage.COOP, a newly developed training tool.

  7. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Yvon Poirier, Special advisor on advocacy and governance at the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS)

    20 October 2023

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths in the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Yvon Poirier, who has assumed different roles in the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS) over the last two decades.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Beatrice Alain, General Director of the Chantier de l'économie sociale in Quebec

    18 October 2023

    “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 Beatrice Alain, General Director of the Chantier de l'économie sociale in Quebec.

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    International Conference of Labour Statisticians discusses statistics of cooperatives and the social and solidarity economy (SSE)

    18 October 2023

    The progress on testing of the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives and the roadmap on developing guidelines for statistics of the SSE were presented and discussed on October 16, 2023 during the 21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians.

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    UNTFSSE marks the 10th Anniversary of the SSE Law in Quebec, Canada

    11 October 2023

    The 10th anniversary of the Social Economy Law of Quebec was celebrated at the National Assembly in Quebec City with the participation of UN agency representatives, OECD and international dignitaries.