News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Sri Lankan women making waves in local industry

    05 November 2018

    With determination, detergent and the support of the ILO project promoting local empowerment through economic development in Sri Lanka, a group of women-headed households have gained social and economic power.

  2. Deadline extended

    Call for proposals: Good practices on addressing pseudo-cooperative practices in labour intermediation

    02 November 2018

  3. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 10, October 2018

    31 October 2018

  4. News

    Francophone African cooperative leaders exchange knowledge and experience with Japanese co-operators

    29 October 2018

    The 9th edition of the ILO/Japanese Consumers’ Cooperative Union (JCCU) African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour took place in Japan from 15-24 October 2018.

  5. News

    ILO participates and contributes to the General Assembly and the Americas Summit of the International Cooperative Alliance

    24 October 2018

    ILO’s Enterprises Department Director Vic Van Vuuren participated in the General Assembly of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday, 21 October 2018. The ILO also contributed a video message to the Summit of the Cooperatives of the Americas.

  6. News

    Application of Think.COOP in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

    22 October 2018

    The ILO’s Think.COOP training programme was implemented with the students of Afyon Kocatepe University Business Club, with the facilitation of Youth Deal Cooperative partners, within the scope of the Social Cooperative Education and Promotion Train activities.

  7. News

    The International Conference of Labour Statisticians adopts guidelines on statistics of cooperatives

    18 October 2018

    On 18th October 2018, the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives were adopted at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians.

  8. News

    ILO shares its work on SSE at GSEF 2018

    04 October 2018

    ILO participated in the 4th edition of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) in Bilbao, Spain from 1-3 October 2018 to share its work on cooperatives and other SSE enterprises to promote quality job creation.

  9. Call for expression of interest

    Call for expression of interest: Consultancy for a needs assessment for cooperative development with a focus on cooperative promotion in the vegetable value chain

    03 October 2018

  10. News

    ILO’s message for the “Sowing the Seeds: Platform Cooperativism for Asia” Conference in Hong Kong

    28 September 2018

    ILO has sent a video message to the first conference seeking to explore ways in which cooperatives can join the digital economy in Asia.