News on Social and Solidarity Economy
COPAC members meet with UN DESA taking over the rotating chair responsibilities
28 March 2023
Representatives from UN DESA, ILO, FAO, UNRISD and the ICA participated in the meeting that took place in hybrid format in Brussels and online on March 21, 2023.
How to accelerate progress towards universal access to safe water
24 March 2023
ILO Director-General and Chair of UN Water, Gilbert F. Houngbo, has commended the adoption of the Water Action Agenda at the landmark UN 2023 Water Conference in New York. The Agenda aims to tackle the growing global water crisis by mainstreaming water issues in intergovernmental processes.
ILO COOP meets with the African Union delegation to discuss collaboration on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy
21 March 2023
The meeting took place on March 15, 2023 at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva with the participation of ILO Cooperatives Unit and African Union Commission representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment Department and Labour Employment and Migration Division.
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 DG Houngbo provides a video message for the opening session of the OECD conference on the Social and Solidarity Economy
20 March 2023
The OECD event on “Inclusion, innovation and inspiration: Shaping our future with the social and solidarity economy” took place on March 20-21, in person in Paris and online.
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.
ILO sends a video message to parallel event at UNCSW67 on women’s leadership in cooperatives
16 March 2023
Organized by the Working Women’s Forum - Indian Cooperative Network for Women (WWF-ICNW), the event on “Innovating Networks for Women’s Cooperative Leadership through Capacity Building” took place on 14th March 2023 during the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Technical Officer on Cooperatives and SSE Development
13 March 2023
ILC resolution concerning decent work and the social and solidarity economy discussed at an event organized by INGOs
27 February 2023
The webinar was organized by INSP!R, WSM, WIEGO, RIPESS and IYCW, with the participation of the ILO, to discuss future opportunities and challenges for the social and solidarity economy following the Resolution concerning decent work and SSE that was adopted at the 110th International Labour Conference.
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.