News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    The Tunisian Parliament adopts a bill on the social and solidarity economy

    24 June 2020

    The new law has been developed through a series of tripartite consultations with the support of the ILO to create an enabling environment for a more equitable and inclusive human-centred economic model in Tunisia.

  2. News

    Co-operatives UK gives a special award for ILO COOP on the occasion of its Centenary

    22 June 2020

    The award recognizes the important role played by the ILO on cooperative development around the world since 1920.

  3. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    ILO Interview with Mr Manuel Marino, previous Regional Director for International Cooperatives Alliance (ICA) Americas, Cooperative and Social Economy consultant and President of PromoCoop

    22 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.

  4. News

    ILO and UNTFSSE participate in a webinar on the co-construction of SSE public policies

    19 June 2020

    At the webinar organized by RIPESS, the Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department and Chair of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) presented key international initiatives that aim to facilitate the formulation of SSE public policies.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. News

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

    02 June 2020