News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO takes part in and contributes to the programme of the Global Innovation Coop Summit 2023 in Montreal

    29 September 2023

    With the theme, “Act Now to lead a circular and digital future the co-operators way,” the Global Innovation Coop Summit’s Montreal event took place on September 28-29, 2023.

  2. News

    The ILO takes part in a side event on the SSE at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly

    29 September 2023

    The side event took place on Tuesday 19th of September at the World Economic Forum office in New York focusing on the role of the private sector in implementing the UN resolution on promoting the SSE for sustainable development.

  3. Press Release

    UNTFSSE 4th Technical Symposium: Advancing the Social and Solidarity Economy in Quebec and Beyond

    29 September 2023

    The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) is pleased to announce its highly anticipated 4th Technical Symposium, set to convene in Montreal, Quebec from October 2nd to 3rd 2023.

  4. News

    UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) holds its 45th virtual meeting

    28 September 2023

    The meeting, that took place on September 5th, 2023, had 37 participants, including representatives from 6 member organizations and 13 observer organizations.

  5. News

    Room documents concerning statistics of cooperatives and the social and solidarity economy are out

    28 September 2023

  6. News

    The Viet Nam National Assembly adopted the 2023 Cooperative Law at its 5th Session on 20 June 2023

    26 September 2023

    The 2023 Cooperative Law of Viet Nam will replace the 2012 Cooperative Law which had made a positive impact on the development, organization and operation of cooperatives but also revealed some barriers to the development of cooperatives due to emerging challenges in national economic and social development.

  7. News

    ILO sends message for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the ICA-AP Committee on Women

    19 September 2023

    The event focused on the theme of Gender Equality for a Brighter Future. It was organized by the ICA-AP Committee on Women, as hosted by the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU), September 19, 2023.

  8. Call for expressions of interest

    The ILO and the AU launch calls for expressions of interest for mapping studies on the social and solidarity economy in select countries in Africa

    04 September 2023

  9. Call for expressions of interest

    Mapping study of the social and solidarity economy in NIGERIA

    04 September 2023

  10. News

    The ILO contributes to the 2023 edition of the Cooperative Law Summer School

    04 September 2023

    This year’s course took place between August 20-30, 2023 in Pula, Croatia and focused on cooperative law and its relationship to the co-operative identity and sustainable development.