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  1. Press release

    The Islamic Development Bank and the ILO invite youth-led organizations, networks and coalitions to propose innovative ideas to support a just transition

    25 May 2022

    To assist young people in further translating their activism, commitment and creativity into action, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have designed the “IsDB-ILO Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call”, with the overarching goal of promoting youth participation and skills for green jobs for a just transition.

  2. © BMAS 2022

    G7 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    ILO welcomes G7 call to make a just transition to a green economy happen

    24 May 2022

    At the end of their meeting the G7 Labour Ministers highlighted the urgent need to greater focus on rights and occupational safety and health.

  3. Desertification-related employment opportunities

    The Just Ecological Transition: An ILO solution for creating 100 million jobs by 2030

    24 May 2022

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) participated in the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which was held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022. A high-level delegation led by Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Global Coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, participated in a number of meetings and issued a statement.

  4. Publication

    Cooperatives and the World of Work No. 15 - Legal Compendium on the Social and Solidarity Economy

    24 May 2022

    A shared understanding of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) is emerging from the development of legislation and statistical frameworks on the SSE. Since the turn of the century, legislation on the SSE has been adopted in more than 20 countries. Based on a review of the legal acts, this brief presents and synthesizes the values, principles, organizational forms and policy measures that are subsumed under the SSE.

  5. ILO Monitor on the World of Work

    ILO: Labour market recovery goes into reverse

    23 May 2022

    Recovery in the global labour market is threatened by multiple and interlinked global crises, as well as increasing inequalities, according to the latest ILO report on the world of work.

  6. Document

    MSME productivity, inclusive growth and decent work creation

    20 May 2022

    This report prepared by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for the 2nd G20 Employment Working Group meeting explains how productivity in MSMEs can be increased through a comprehensive approach. The "Productivity Ecosystem for Decent Work" framework addresses the main MSME productivity drivers, such as management and workforce skills, business digitalisation, enterprise formalization and access to social protection. It takes a sector and local perspective to account for the significant variations in productivity challenges across sectors and regions.

  7. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Mr Melih Toprak and Mr Fatih Polattimur, Trade Experts at the Turkish Ministry of Trade

    18 May 2022

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with cooperators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Mr Melih Toprak and Mr Fatih Polattimur, Trade Experts at the Ministry of Trade, on the significance of the recent amendments on Turkish Cooperatives Code for statistics of cooperatives.

  8. News

    Exchanges with the international cooperative movement on the ILO’s Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation and the ILC discussion on decent work and the social and solidarity economy

    17 May 2022

    On May 13, 2022 the International Cooperative Alliance organized an event that brought together cooperators and the ILO to reflect on the outcomes of the 33rd World Cooperative Congress, the relevance of the ILO’s Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation and the upcoming general discussion on “Decent work and the social and solidarity economy (SSE) at the 110th International Labour Conference.

  9. News

    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 39th regular meeting

    17 May 2022

    The 39th UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 11 May 2022. It brought together 45 participants from six member organizations (ILO, UNRISD, UNDESA, UNCTAD, ESCAP and OECD), twelve observer organizations (CIRIEC, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, Social Economy Europe, SSE International Forum, RIPESS, CSEND, EESC and ICA) and three resource persons.

  10. News

    ILO and UNTFSSE participate at Catalysing Change Week 2022

    17 May 2022

    The Director of the Enterprises Department of the ILO and Chair of the UN Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE), Mr Vic Van Vuuren has participated in the Catalysing Change Week 2022, an international event to unlock and accelerate the potential of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE).