News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Interview with Stirling Smith, SYNDICOOP project

    15 May 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. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Interview with Mark Levin, former ILO Human Resources Department Director

    12 May 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.

  3. News

    ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy marks its 10th anniversary

    07 May 2020

  4. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 4, April 2020

    30 April 2020

  5. News

    UNTFSSE special meeting on COVID-19

    29 April 2020

    The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) organized a virtual meeting to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and its responses to the unfolding crises.

  6. News

    ILO COOP 100 Webinar II - Advancing gender equality though cooperatives

    28 April 2020

    Four cooperative practitioners reflected on the current situation of gender equality within the cooperative movement, the role cooperatives can play, and the challenges they face in advancing gender equality. Their presentations highlighted the implications of COVID-19 on women in cooperatives and emerging responses. Over 160 people from around the world participated in the webinar.

  7. News

    ILO COOP 100 - Call for photos on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) for decent work and sustainable development

    27 April 2020

    This is a call for photos for the ILO COOP 100 Photo Exhibitions in the second part of 2020 for the 100th anniversary of the ILO's Cooperatives Unit (COOP).

  8. Article

    Policy response to COVID-19 for SSE enterprises in the Republic of Korea

    24 April 2020

    The Korean Government has taken an immediate policy response to support social and solidarity economy (SSE) enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. News

    Cooperatives and wider SSE enterprises respond to COVID-19 disruptions, and government measures are being put in place

    24 April 2020

    Cooperatives and other SSE enterprises around the world are being affected by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways. Some governments have also begun to integrate cooperatives, and the wider SSE in emergency response strategies.

  10. News

    Assessing market opportunities in East Darfur and West Kordofan

    20 April 2020

    In March 2020, the ILO visited West Kordofan and East Darfur to assess opportunities for local economic development.