News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO Presentation at the Unicoop Florence Annual Convention focuses on the role of social and solidarity economy in the future of work

    12 February 2018

  2. News

    ILO presented at a public hearing in the European Parliament on the role of the social economy in shaping the future of work

    12 February 2018

    “The SSE presents itself as a viable solution to recent crises”, said Vic Van Vuuren, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department, at a public hearing on the role of the social economy in shaping the future of work organized at the European Parliament.

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Trebor Scholz – connecting cooperatives to the future of work, digitally

    09 February 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Professor Trebor Scholz from The New School, a scholar and an activist who developed the concept of “platform cooperativism”.

  4. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Employment provision is among the biggest contributions of cooperatives to the sustainable development agenda

    31 January 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, Bruno Roelants, the newly elected Director-General of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), spoke to ILO COOP about his new position, the relevance of decent work to the global cooperative movement, and the role of cooperatives for the future of work.

  5. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No.1, January 2018

    31 January 2018

    This latest issue of the ILO COOP Newsletter highlights a number of recent events and developments on cooperatives and other SSE enterprises.

  6. News

    COPAC shares with UN ambassadors how cooperatives can contribute to the eradication of poverty

    30 January 2018

  7. News

    Think.Coop - a new orientation tool on cooperatives launched

    26 January 2018

    Adding to the body of existing tools and training material on cooperative development, ILO now launches Think.Coop, a new training tool for those interested in cooperation and its benefits for improving businesses of potential members.

  8. News

    Promoting rural women economic empowerment through cooperatives in Upper Egypt

    25 January 2018

  9. News

    ILO's participation in the 2nd Turkey Cooperative Fair

    08 January 2018

  10. News

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package adapted and piloted in Lebanon

    15 December 2017

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package got yet another adaptation when it was adapted to the Lebanese context by the ILO Office in Beirut.