News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Australian cooperatives and mutuals step up to support the bushfire affected communities

    22 January 2020

    As the bushfire crisis continues in Australia, ILO COOP hears from the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) on how the cooperatives and mutuals have contributed to recovery efforts for the affected communities.

  2. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Jürgen von Muralt, former Director of the ILO's Enterprises Department

    21 January 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 interview reflects 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.

  3. News

    Strengthening cooperatives towards socio-economic development in Timor-Leste

    21 January 2020

    The ILO conducted a training workshop with members of a union-supported cooperative in Timor-Leste on how to establish cooperatives based on community needs and how to put cooperative principles into practice.

  4. News

    Uruguayan Chamber of Senators approves a law on the social and solidarity economy

    09 January 2020

    The law aims to advance the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in the country by establishing the definition and providing a regulatory and promotional policy framework for the SSE.

  5. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 12, December 2019

    20 December 2019

  6. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Brightly® – Scaling up worker cooperatives through the franchise model

    19 December 2019

    “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. Maru Bautista, Director of the Cooperative Development Programme at the Center for Family Life, on Brightly®, the first worker cooperative franchise in the United States.

  7. News

    ILO COOP sends a message to the MedUp Project Peer Review Meeting in Tunis

    17 December 2019

    The message from ILO COOP Manager focused on the role of the ILO in the development of cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) and how they can contribute to the promotion of gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

  8. News

    The 2019 ITC-ILO Rural Academy includes an elective on cooperatives

    17 December 2019

    Co-organized by the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and its partner, Agriterra, the elective focused on a range of topics including the role of cooperatives in rural development, basics of the cooperative business model and methodologies for cooperative development.

  9. News

    Indian women co-operators are being trained to roll out Think.Coop

    17 December 2019

    The Indian Academy of Self-Employed Women (IASEW) conducted a training of facilitators on the ILO’s Think.Coop training tool, with a view to further strengthening women cooperative entrepreneurs in the rural and informal economy in India.

  10. Article

    The Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives

    13 December 2019