News on Social and Solidarity Economy

June 2022

  1. 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.

  2. The definition of the social and solidarity economy adopted at the International Labour Conference, receives international accolades

    20 June 2022

    The 110th International Labour Conference adopted a Resolution and Conclusions concerning decent work and the social and solidarity economy (SSE).

  3. South Africa develops its social and solidarity economy

    17 June 2022

    The South African government has embarked on an ambitious programme to develop the social and solidarity economy in the country, with technical support from the International Labour Organization. The social and solidarity economy comprises of entities that pursue social, economic, and environmental objectives in the collective interest of their members and users. Chief Technical Adviser, Kerryn Krige explains.

  4. Conclusions on decent work and the social and solidarity economy adopted at the 110th International Labour Conference

    13 June 2022

    The tripartite ILO Constituents deliberated for ten days to reach the Conclusions on decent work and the social and solidarity economy.

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    International Labour Conference closes with “remarkable harvest of achievements”

    11 June 2022

    The Director-General told delegates that the 110th International Labour Conference had made history with its work on safety and health, apprenticeships, and labour standards, among other areas.

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    Our cooperative has dignified the work of waste pickers

    07 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.

May 2022

  1. The key points for discussion on decent work and the social and solidarity economy at the International Labour Conference

    30 May 2022

    A general discussion will take place on decent work and the social and solidarity economy during the 110th International Labour Conference. Discover the key points for discussion in this video.

  2. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    27 May 2022

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

  3. The ILO COOP Manager discusses appraising evidence on social and solidarity economy with ILO Constituents

    27 May 2022

    The session took place on May 19 at an ILO workshop on evidence-based policy making for decent work with the participation of 34 Constituents from 23 countries.

  4. Tunisia develops its social and solidarity economy

    26 May 2022

    In Tunisia, the ILO is working to develop the social and solidarity economy, particularly for young people and women in rural areas. Projects include JEUN’ESS, funded by the European Union and FORTER'ESS funded by the government of Canada. ILO project officer, Youssef Belhassen Fennira, explains.