ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific
42nd Regular Meeting of The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)
21 March 2023
The 42nd UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 7 March 2023. It brought together around 30 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD) and eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS).
ILO organizes orientation session to strengthen the understanding around the social and solidarity economy in Thailand and Vietnam
17 March 2023
The ILO organized an orientation session to guide the national researchers in Thailand and Vietnam in undertaking mapping studies for the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Asia project.
Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators
Interview with Akkanut Wantanasombut – founder of community-based social and solidarity economy platform
23 February 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, ILO interviewed Akkanut Wantanasombut, researcher at the Institute of Asia Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and founder of “Tamsang-Tamsong”, a community-based social and solidarity economy platform.
ILO holds second regional advisory committee to share updates on strengthening the social and solidarity economy in Asia project
14 February 2023
The project’s national researchers and regional advisory committee members exchanged around the progress of the research on the social and solidarity economy in Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Vietnam on 6 February 2023.
ILO extends short-term income generation support to the most vulnerable to navigate ongoing economic challenges
09 February 2023
Prioritizes assistance to youth, persons with disabilities, and women heads of households in Sri Lanka’s Northern province through numerous targeted responses
Livelihood support in Sri Lanka
We are earning an income, navigating a crisis and coming together as a farming community
08 February 2023
As Sri Lanka faces its worst economic crisis, people with existing vulnerabilities have been pushed further into poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity. With ILO support, vulnerable members of farming communities in the country’s northern province are earning an income by completing irrigation, flooding, and farmland access related maintenance work in their lands.
Japan International Labour Foundation reaches out to hundreds of informal workers in South East Asia using ILO’s orientation and learning tools on cooperatives
27 January 2023
The ILO’s Our.COOP tools provide an opportunity to train informal workers on the values of collaboration through cooperatives.
The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 41st regular meeting
20 December 2022
The 41st UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 07 December 2022. It brought together around 50 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD), eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS) and two resource persons.
ILO co-organizes a session on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals through the social and solidarity economy in Asia
16 December 2022
The ILO co-organized and participated in a session on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals through the social and solidarity economy (SSE) with UN ESCAP and Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC). The session took place on December 14, 2022 as part of UN ESCAP’s Business Innovation for the SDGs Forum.
ILO co-hosts the “Decent Work and the Social and Solidarity Economy” Seminar, a pre-event of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID)
14 December 2022
The SSE Research Group of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), Solidaridad Japan, and ILO Office for Japan, held an event titled the "Decent Work and the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE)" on 2 December 2022. About 100 academics, co-operators, government officials and trade unionists attended the event at the JTUC-RENGO Hall, prior to the Japan Society for International Development (JASID) 33rd National Conference, which provided English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation, remotely as well as in person.