News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. COOP Champions

    Youssef Fennira Chief Technical Advisor, Responsible for Enterprises/SSE Cluster and Youth focal point, ILO Tunisia

    14 February 2023

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  2. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    StreetNet International: Organizing street vendors towards formalization and economic empowerment

    10 February 2023

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths in the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Lorraine Ndlovu, President of the Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA), President of StreetNet International and a board member of Women in Informal Economy Globalizing Organizing (WIEGO).

  3. COOP Champions

    Younis Sbeih, National Project Officer on Cooperatives for the Cooperative Support Programme (CSP), ILO Ramallah

    01 February 2023

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  4. News

    ILO DG joins public and private sector and social and solidarity economy leaders at a panel in Davos on Unlocking the Social Economy

    31 January 2023

    The panellists discussed the role of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in advancing decent work and sustainable development.

  5. News

    Japan International Labour Foundation reaches out to hundreds of informal workers in South East Asia using ILO’s orientation and learning tools on cooperatives

    27 January 2023

    The ILO’s Our.COOP tools provide an opportunity to train informal workers on the values of collaboration through cooperatives.

  6. Article

    Due Diligence training to eliminate child labour in Uganda

    27 January 2023

    Through the training, participants were able to reflect on the specific challenges that they face and learned how to use different practical tools to implement in practice the different steps in a child labour due diligence process by which companies identify, prevent, manage and account for the negative impact occurring in their operations or value chains.

  7. News

    Training of trainers workshop on cooperative development tools in the DRC

    25 January 2023

    A training of trainers on ILO cooperative development tools was held in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 12 to 23 December 2022.

  8. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    21 December 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.

  9. News

    ILO PROSPECTS undertakes training workshop for agricultural cooperatives in Lebanon

    20 December 2022

    Under PROSPECTS Lebanon, the ILO organized a 4-day training in Beirut, Lebanon on 5-8 December 2022. The aim of the training was to support selected agricultural cooperatives in Beqaa, Akkar and North-Lebanon, and help them overcome challenges imposed by Lebanon’s on-going financial and economic crises.

  10. News

    ILO holds kick-off briefing session for the project on the social and solidarity economy in Kyrgyzstan

    20 December 2022

    The briefing session was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 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 in the session included representatives from related government ministries, workers’ organizations, SSE institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.