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Seoul, June 2017

June 2017

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Summary :

The Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs), adopted in 2015, shifted the developmental paradigm towards social inclusion, environment preservation, and economic sustainable growth to provide decent and green jobs. The promotion of social and economic justice and solidarity ground SSE operations, thus addressing sustainability challenges. In this framework of international development, the ILO’s Development Cooperation Strategy 2015-2017 emphasizes the importance of SSC to comply with Decent Work Agenda, and further advance towards the Future of Work under SDGs commitments. SSE Organizations appear to be an innovative and relevant mean to apply SSE values and implement ILO’s principles. The variety of forms this can happen through (cooperatives, fair trade, civil society organizations, etc.) is still under exploration. Given these experiences are steering for community wellbeing and self-reliance, their manifestations in the Global South are complementary to South-South Cooperation knowledge-sharing practices, and illustrate how pesent activities of SSEOs from the South are embedding and shaping the future of South-South Copoperation, Decent Work, and Sustainable Development.

To incentive these dynamics, the South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) ILO’s initiative called for an Academy on SSE targetting “innovatives ecosystems for SSE public policies” in June 2017, in Seoul, South-Korea. The exposition of existing SSE practices, actors and conceptualizations across the Global South, in the SSC’s framework, aims at strengthening the convergence of public policies and of the future of work within the promotion of a sustainable development, endogenous, social and solidar, propelled by SSC, ILO’s principles and SDGs.

Thus, the presentations of several scholars on SSTC from the Global South countries are compiled hereafter,as proceeding of the ILO-SSTC’s 2017 Academy on SSE to advance this way.

Sources :

International labour Organization