News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Three women, three countries, one dream: A happy future…

    27 April 2023

  2. © Fauzan Azhima / ILO 2023

    Social and solidarity economy

    ILO welcomes new UN resolution on social and solidarity economy

    19 April 2023

    The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution on the social and solidarity economy for sustainable development.

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Mr. Hyun-Gon Jung, President of KoSEA (Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency)

    11 April 2023

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with cooperators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Mr. Hyun-Gon Jung, President at Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA) in the Republic of Korea.

  4. Entrepreneurial skills for youth

    Equipping Asia-Pacific youth with entrepreneurial skills for sustainable growth

    10 April 2023

    Youth in Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Philippines learn entrepreneurship and soft skills using the ILO’s activity-based learning tools.

  5. News

    Think.Coop and Start.Coop adaptations to the groundnut supply chain, developed by ILO PROSPECTS in Sudan, are available in Arabic now

    06 April 2023

  6. Upcoming News

    The ILO is undertaking a training of facilitators workshop on Think.Coop adaptation for Refugees and Host Communities in Sudan

    06 April 2023

    The three day workshop is taking place in Khartoum on 21-23 April in partnership with Hope and Friendship for Development Organization (HOPE).

  7. News

    ILO strengthens cooperation with Korean partners on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy

    30 March 2023

    The ILO mission sought further opportunities to work together with the Korean government institutions, universities and cooperative partners.

  8. Article

    Digital Technology: A Game Changer in the Fight Against Child Labour in Uganda's Agriculture Sector

    30 March 2023

    To support the design of financial services coupled with non-financial productive and welfare services in selected agricultural supply chains. The project integrates child-sensitive measures in financial services to reduce the risk of child labour within their operations and plays an active role in the fight against child labour.

  9. News

    COPAC members meet with UN DESA taking over the rotating chair responsibilities

    28 March 2023

    Representatives from UN DESA, ILO, FAO, UNRISD and the ICA participated in the meeting that took place in hybrid format in Brussels and online on March 21, 2023.

  10. News

    ILO COOP meets with the African Union delegation to discuss collaboration on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy

    21 March 2023

    The meeting took place on March 15, 2023 at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva with the participation of ILO Cooperatives Unit and African Union Commission representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment Department and Labour Employment and Migration Division.