News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Strengthening cooperatives to address decent work deficits amongst host communities and refugees

    04 December 2022

    Under the PROSPECTS programme in Kenya, a 10-day training for 24 trainers was organized with the aim of increasing their capacity to work with cooperatives by using ILO cooperatives establishment and management tools.

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    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    30 November 2022

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy by the ILO and partners.

  3. News

    ILO holds three kick-off briefing sessions for the project on Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia

    29 November 2022

    The three country briefing sessions for Mongolia, Cambodia, and Thailand were held to introduce the Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia project to the ILO Constituents and social and solidarity economy (SSE) partners. The participants included representatives from governments, employers’, and workers’ organizations, SSE institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.

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    ILO COOP Participates in the CECOP Lights On Research Launch Conference in Italian

    28 November 2022

    On November 24, 2022, the European Confederation of Industrial and Service cooperatives (CECOP) launched the Italian translation of the report that documents how workers’ and social cooperatives can assist workers and enterprises in the transition to the formal economy in Europe.

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    Twenty-one trainers complete My. Coop training of trainer’s programme on managing Palestinian agricultural cooperatives

    25 November 2022

    In the framework of the project on “Cooperative Support Programme CSP-OPT” the ILO organized a Training of Trainers on the My.Coop training package on management of agricultural cooperatives.

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    The global advisory committee of the ILO’s initiative on statistics of cooperatives holds its 2nd meeting

    25 November 2022

    Five national researchers made presentations comparing their national contexts with the ILO’s guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives at the 2nd meeting of the global advisory committee (GAC) of the ILO initiative on implementing the guidelines, held on November 15, 2022.

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    The ILO’s 346th Governing Body (GB) session endorsed the Strategy and Action Plan (SAP) on Decent Work and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)

    16 November 2022

    The SAP, that was presented to the members of the 346th session of the ILO GB for their comments and suggestions on November 9th, received support from the tripartite constituents.

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    The ILO participates in open dialogue on new scenarios for cooperatives and the social and solidarity economy in Uruguay

    16 November 2022

    On November 14th, the United Nations in Uruguay and the National Co-operativism Institute (INACOOP) held an open dialogue to discuss challenges, opportunities and new scenarios for coooperatives and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the country.

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    ILO conducts TOT on child labour with agricultural cooperatives in Jordan

    16 November 2022

    The Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop, conducted on 19-22 October, aimed to build capacities of field trainers, so they can raise awareness on elimination of child labour among agricultural cooperatives.

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    Coaching programme on Think.Coop and Start.Coop undertaken in Gaza

    15 November 2022

    The coaching programme took place in Gaza between 31 October and 2 November 2022 following the training of trainers (ToT) session that was undertaken on 15 – 23 August 2022.