News, stories and statements on cooperatives

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    The Ten Year (2023-2032) Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Strategy for Africa validated at African Union Tripartite Meeting

    15 November 2022

    The Tripartite Consultative Meeting took place in Cape Town, South Africa on 3-4 November 2022. It brought together tripartite constituents from across the continent to discuss the ten year SSE strategy and its implementation plan. The Strategy has already been validated by civil society and SSE organisations on 24-25 August 2022 in Windhoek, Namibia.

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    ILO contributes to the HomeNet Southeast Asia (HNSEA) Thematic Workshop on Social Solidarity Economy

    11 November 2022

    The Workshop, that took place on 2nd November 2022 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, aimed to improve an understanding of the values and principles of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) from the perspective and experiences of homebased workers.

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    A presentation on the resolution concerning decent work and the social and solidarity economy adopted at the 110th ILC is now available in multiple languages

    09 November 2022

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    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    02 November 2022

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

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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.

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    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.

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    Capacity building of cooperative enterprises in agribusiness sector in Morocco

    31 October 2022

    Thirty-four trainers from national cooperative support institutions benefitted from two training of trainers carried out in Morocco. This initiative is part of the ILO’s ongoing work to create more and better jobs in the agribusiness sector in the country.

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    ILO organizes orientation to strengthen understanding around the social and solidarity economy in Asia

    26 October 2022

    The ILO organized a two-day orientation to guide the national researchers in undertaking the mapping study on the social and solidarity economy in Asia-Pacific.

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    Measuring Cooperatives: An information guide on the ILO Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives

    25 October 2022

    An ILO’ information guide on the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives is now available in English

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    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.