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News article16 April 2024Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion2 min read

New learning modules on the Social and Solidarity Economy by ILO & UNTFSSE

ILO/UNTFSSE: Awareness Raising Package on the Social and Solidarity Economy

Following the historic adoption of the United Nations General Assembly resolution on “Promoting the Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development” (A/RES/77/281 ) on 18 April 2023, the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) has launched an open, online, awareness-raising package, created by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Training Center of the ILO (ITCILO) with funding from the Government of Luxembourg.

The tools will allow diverse stakeholders including UN Member States and intergovernmental bodies, UN entities, regional governments and organizations, policymakers, academia and think tanks, development banks, civil society (NGOs, foundations, voluntary groups, etc.), private sector and media to get acquainted with basic concepts and practices of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE).

The course consists of four modules and serves as both an introduction to the Social and Solidarity Economy as a whole, as well as key issues in its relation to the Decent Work and Sustainable Development agenda(s). The full package is available in six languages.



About the Cooperative, Social and Solidarity Economy Unit (COOP/SSE) at the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

The Cooperative, Social and Solidarity Economy Unit of the ILO promotes the development of a strong and resilient social and solidarity economy (SSE) as a means of achieving decent work and social justice. Established in 1920, the Unit holds a unique mandate within the United Nations system to promote cooperatives and the broader SSE. The work of the Unit is anchored in the ILO Constitution and guided by the Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No. 193), and the ILC Resolution (2022) and Strategy and Action Plan (2023-29) concerning decent work and the SSE. Our efforts focus on improving the understanding of related realities and needs and increasing the capacity to promote decent work in and through the SSE in a coherent manner. For inquiries, please contact us at: coopatilo [dot] org (coop[at]ilo[dot]org).


Author: ILO, Cooperative, Social and Solidarity Economy Unit



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