ILO's work on cooperatives in the Americas

  1. News

    The ILO participates in open dialogue on new scenarios for cooperatives and the social and solidarity economy in Uruguay

    16 November 2022

    On November 14th, the United Nations in Uruguay and the National Co-operativism Institute (INACOOP) held an open dialogue to discuss challenges, opportunities and new scenarios for coooperatives and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the country.

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    ILO participates in a session on investing in the SSE to improve employment at the 10th edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings

    01 November 2022

    The session on investing in the SSE to improve employment took place at the 10th edition of the Mont Blanc on October 18 in Cartagena, Colombia.

  3. News

    ILO participates in the 6th Summit of the Cooperatives of the Americas

    31 October 2022

    The 6th Summit of the Cooperatives of the Americas took place from 24 to 27 October 2022, in Luque (Asunción -Paraguay). At the summit co-operators from the region had the opportunity to debate the future of the cooperative movement based on the new world context and its role within the international community. ILO COOP Manager was one of the two main speakers on the cooperative identity session on October 25, 2022.

  4. News

    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 40th regular meeting

    19 October 2022

    The 40th UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 05 October 2022. It brought together more than 40 participants from eight member (ILO, UNRISD, ESCAP, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD), twelve observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EESC, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS) and two resource persons.

  5. News

    The ILO Enterprises Department Director and UNTFSSE Chair participates in the 10th edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings

    19 October 2022

    The 10th edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings took place from October 18 to 19, 2022 in Cartagena, Colombia with the in person participation of ILO’s Director of Enterprises Department.

  6. News

    Call for proposals – Consultancy to undertake a Cooperative Needs Assessment and National Cooperative Policy development in Dominica

    13 October 2022

  7. 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.

  8. Publication

    Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 September 2022

    The social and solidarity economy (SSE) is a dynamic force for change that is key to realizing the paradigm shift called for in the 2030 Agenda. This Position Paper of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) examines the contribution of the SSE to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), identifies policy and legal reforms that can foster an institutional environment conducive to SSE, and calls attention to the need for advocacy and policy innovation at multiple levels of governance – local, regional, national and international.

  9. News

    Select References - Decent Work & Social and Solidarity Economy

    04 May 2022

  10. News

    The ILO joined Cooperatives of the Americas to mark the 20th anniversary of Recommendation 193 and to share highlights of the discussion on decent work and the social and solidarity economy at the 110th International Labor Conference

    25 April 2022

    During the session, cooperative leaders from the Americas reflected on the relevance of Recommendation 193 to advance the values of cooperativism in the region. They also reflected on what the upcoming general discussion on decent work and the social and solidarity economy that will take place at the 110th International Labour Conference mean for the cooperative movement in the region and globally.