News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 9, September 2019

    30 September 2019

  2. News

    ILO’s message for the Platform Cooperativism Symposium in Tokyo

    30 September 2019

    ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager sent a video message to the Platform Cooperativism Symposium organized by the Japan Co-operative Alliance in Tokyo.

  3. News

    ILO participates in the 15th World Fair Trade Summit in Lima, Peru

    30 September 2019

    The ILO highlighted the changes in the world of work and underlined the synergies between cooperatives and fair trade towards improving livelihoods of small-scale producers.

  4. News

    Launch of My.Coop Smart

    30 September 2019

    My.Coop Smart, an online self-paced learning tool of My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperatives, has been launched.

  5. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    OCB: Promoting and innovating in cooperative enterprises in Brazil

    30 September 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, ILO interviewed Mr. João Marcos Silva Martins, Institutional Analyst of the Organization of Brazilian Cooperative (OCB), the national apex organization for the cooperative movement.

  6. News

    ILO’s participation in the consultations on the cooperative act and policy in Trinidad and Tobago

    27 September 2019

    The ILO took part in the consultations on the national policy on cooperatives and the Co-operative Societies Act held by the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development in Trinidad and Tobago.

  7. News

    UNTFSSE participates in the UNGA side event organized by Pact for Impact

    27 September 2019

    ILO’s Enterprises Department Director and Chair of the UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE), Mr van Vuuren, participated as a speaker in a side meeting at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) organized by the Pact for Impact in New York City on 24 September, 2019.

  8. News

    ILO contributes to the Tanzanian cooperative development policy review

    27 September 2019

    The ILO provides inputs to the review of the cooperative development policy in Tanzania towards creating enabling environment for cooperatives as autonomous, member-owned, and democratically-controlled enterprises.

  9. News

    A first step towards improving working conditions of waste pickers in Senegal

    27 September 2019

    Under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the ILO is supporting an initiative to improve working conditions in the waste management sector, by helping to organize informal economy workers into cooperatives.

  10. News

    SADA Women Development and Solidarity Centre Completes Seminars

    20 September 2019

    The seminars on working life and fundamental rights in Turkey were held on 9-17 September 2019 in the GESOB Events Hall with the participation of beneficiaries who completed the basic life skills and occupational training courses in the SADA Women Development and Solidarity Centre under the Project “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls” being implemented by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Association for Solidarity with Asylum-Seekers and Migrants (ASAM) as implementing partners.