News, stories and statements on cooperatives

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    International organizations and policymakers affirmed the historic momentum around the Social and Solidarity Economy

    12 July 2022

    A High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) side-event held on July 5th discussed the role of the social and solidarity economy in building back better and promoting sustainable development.

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    ILC General Discussion on social and solidarity economy and ILO cooperative statistics initiative featured at the Social Economy Fair in South Korea

    11 July 2022

    The outcomes of the general discussion at the 110th International Labour Conference on Decent Work and Social and Solidarity Economy and the ILO’s cooperative statistics initiative were featured at the Social Economy Week that took place in Gyeongju, South Korea on July 8-10.

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    Voices

    War in Sri Lanka took everything but I made a new start

    06 July 2022

    Displaced by Sri Lanka’s civil war, Veronica Rosani Susilkumar is making a new life for herself and her family as a groundnut farmer.

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    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    30 June 2022

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

  5. © Esneyder Gutiérrez Cardona 2022

    Voices

    Our cooperative has dignified the work of waste pickers

    30 June 2022

    Twenty-two years ago, Martha Elena Iglesias helped found a waster picker cooperative in Colombia called Planeta Verde. Over time, the cooperative has transformed how the local community views waste pickers and a sense of solidarity has developed amongst its members.

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    Call for expression of interest – national consultant for producing a mapping study on the social and solidarity landscape in Vietnam

    28 June 2022

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    Call for expression of interest – national consultant for producing a mapping study on the social and solidarity landscape in Mongolia

    28 June 2022

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    Call for expression of interest – national consultant for producing a mapping study on the social and solidarity landscape in Laos

    28 June 2022

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    Call for expression of interest – national consultant for producing a mapping study on the social and solidarity landscape in Cambodia

    28 June 2022

  10. News

    ILO holds an orientation session on the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives

    20 June 2022

    During the two day orientation session, organized by ILO COOP Unit and the STATISTICS Department, ILO staff, partners and representatives from national advisory committees for the five country case studies discussed the best way forward in implementing the initiative on statistics of cooperatives.