News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    The global advisory committee of the ILO’s initiative on statistics of cooperatives holds its kick-off meeting

    28 September 2022

    The global advisory committee of the ILO initiative on implementing the Guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives held its kick-off meeting.

  2. News

    Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 September 2022

    The second position paper of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy revisits the role of Social and Solidarity Economy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and calls for a stronger enabling environment and policy framework for SSE.

  3. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    01 September 2022

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives by the ILO and partners.

  4. News

    The African Union holds a Consultative Meeting of Civil Society Organizations on its draft Ten-Year Strategy on the Social and Solidarity Economy and its Implementation Plan (2023-2033)

    31 August 2022

    The Consultative Meeting took place on 24th-25th August 2022 in Windhoek, Namibia with the participation of representatives of cooperatives, associations, and international organizations. ILO participated in the meeting with a presentation on the ILC Resolution concerning decent work and the social and solidarity economy.

  5. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Mr Juan Antonio Pedreño, the President of the Spanish Confederation of Social Economy Enterprises (CEPES), the President of Social Economy Europe (SEE), and the General Coordinator of the Euro-Mediterranean Social Economy (ESMED) Network

    31 August 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 interviewed Juan Antonio Pedreño, the President of the Spanish Confederation of Social Economy Enterprises (CEPES), the President of Social Economy Europe (SEE), and the General Coordinator of the Euro-Mediterranean Social Economy (ESMED) Network.

  6. News

    Event on ILO Recommendation 193 and the Social and Solidarity Economy organized by ICA AP and ILO

    31 August 2022

    The International Cooperative Alliance Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) and the ILO jointly organised an event titled “ILO Recommendation 193 and the Social and Solidarity Economy : Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region” on the 9th of August.

  7. COOP Champions

    Martin Gasser, Senior Programme Officer at the Sustainable Enterprises and Economies Programme at the ITCILO Turin

    29 August 2022

    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.

  8. News

    ILO holds a regional advisory committee kick-off meeting toward strengthening the social and solidarity economy in Asia

    29 August 2022

    The regional advisory committee kick-off meeting of the second phase of the project on strengthening the social and solidarity economy in Asia was held on August 11, 2022.

  9. News

    A Training of Trainers Workshop conducted in Gaza Strip, OPT on ILO’s Think.Coop and Start.Coop tools

    25 August 2022

    The Training of Trainers Workshop, that took place on 15th - 23rd of August 2022, aimed at building knowledge and skills of participants from national institutions.

  10. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    31 July 2022

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives by the ILO and partners.