News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Materials on “Decent Work and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)” now available from the ILO

    26 May 2022

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

  6. News

    ILO and UNTFSSE participation in the conference “Social economy, the future of Europe”

    10 May 2022

    Organized in Strasburg on 5-6 May, the event brought together more than 2,000 social economy stakeholders of Europe and beyond.

  7. News

    Select References - Decent Work & Social and Solidarity Economy

    04 May 2022

  8. News

    Faces of Recovery: Cooperating for a better future

    03 May 2022

    This story is from the "Faces of Recovery" series about how Haitians, the UN and partners responded to the devastation caused by the August 2021 earthquake.

  9. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    29 April 2022

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy.

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    Malaysia launches new social entrepreneurship development framework

    29 April 2022

    The newly launched Social Entrepreneurship Action Framework 2030 provides a new national direction for the development of social entrepreneurship in Malaysia.