News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    ILO Interview with Mr Haruyoshi Amano, Manager, International Relations Unit, Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU)

    18 June 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  2. News

    A worker cooperatives bill has been submitted to the House of Representatives in Japan

    18 June 2020

    The bill aims to provide a specific legal framework for worker cooperatives in promoting decent job creation and sustainable and inclusive development of local communities.

  3. News

    UNTFSSE special meeting on COVID-19 and other matters

    17 June 2020

    The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) organized a virtual meeting to continue the discussion on the implications of COVID-19 on the Task Force work.

  4. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    HomeNet South Asia, a network of home-based worker organisations across all South Asian countries

    15 June 2020

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators 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 Ms. Janhavi Dave, the International Coordinator of HomeNet South Asia, a network of home-based worker organisations across South Asia.

  5. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    ILO Interview with Legacoop President, Mauro Lusetti

    12 June 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  6. News

    ILO Enterprises Director speaks at a webinar on increased importance of the SSE in the aftermath of COVID-19

    02 June 2020

  7. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 5, May 2020

    02 June 2020

  8. News

    ILO and UNTFSSE participate in the first meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Luxembourg Declaration under the Spanish Presidency

    01 June 2020

    Representatives from the EU member states confirmed their commitment to promote the social economy and discussed the importance of social economy organizations in COVID-19 recovery measures.

  9. Article

    Recent developments in Cameroon’s social economy law and policy

    01 June 2020

    The government adopted a new framework law that establishes structures and instruments to promote the development of social economy enterprises and organizations, as a means of promoting balanced and sustainable economic growth in Cameroon.

  10. Article

    Interview with Michele Pellegrini: The experience of a social cooperative, Cadore in Italy

    29 May 2020

    The ILO and its International Training Centre in Turin, mark ten-years of organizing the Academy on the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). Since 2010, more than 1,200 participants from all continents participated in the 11 editions of the academy. To mark this occasion, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit is conducting a series of interviews that features colleagues and experts who have been closely engaged in making the last eleven editions of the ILO Academy on SSE possible. In these interviews, they reflect on their experiences and also share their thoughts on the current COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis situation.