Global Round Table of Governmental Authorities for the Promotion of Cooperatives


Walkerhill Hotel
177 Walkerhill-ro
Gwangjin-gu 04963 Seoul
South Korea

On 4 December 2021, The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) in collaboration with the Korean Public Authorities will organise a Global Round Table to provide a unique global platform for discussions on cooperatives, the role they play and the support they can be offered within framework of the UN Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development. It will also be an opportunity for the public authorities to discuss and assess the
recommendations of the 2021 UN Secretary General report on cooperatives in social development.

This meeting will evaluate how governments can support in creating policies and programmes to
leverage the cooperative enterprise model for a more inclusive and resilient recovery; improving legislative
and regulatory frameworks to create a supportive environment for the development of cooperatives; and
strengthening cooperatives capacities to collect comprehensive and internationally comparable data on the
role of cooperative enterprises in economic and social development and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This meeting will also evaluate key policy and regulatory challenges encountered by cooperatives and suggest a strategy for action plans for cooperative development at local, national, regional, and global level. Also, it will explore the growing interest of governments and intergovernmental bodies on social and solidarity economy and will discuss the prominent role of cooperatives, ahead of the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference in 2022 which will hold a general discussion on the Social and Solidarity Economy for a human-centred future of work. Aiming at a more inclusive and networked multilateralism, we envisage at exploring concrete actions for effective collaboration and coordination with the cooperative movement in multiple inter-governmental policy processes. 

This event will be preceded by a welcoming dinner on the evening of 3 December 2021 at Walkerhill Hotel, Seoul, Korea.


Time Agenda Item
08:30 – 09:00 KST Registrations and Networking
09:00 – 09:10 KST Opening Remarks
09:10 – 09:45 KST Keynote Speeches
09:45 – 10:00 KST Presentation on Secretary General (UN SG) Report
10:00 – 10:30 KST Interventions by government representatives on the UN SG Report
10:30 – 11:00 KST Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 KST Discussion Session : UN SG Recommendations
12:00 – 13:00 KST General Discussion on SSE at the 2022 International Labour Conference (ILC) and discussion on the new SSE policies and the role of/the implications for cooperatives
13:00 – 14:00 KST Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:50 KST Discussion Session and Conclusion
14:50 – 15:00 KST Closing Remarks




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