News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO’s Cooperatives Unit launches co-op timeline

    02 December 2015

  2. News

    How can co-operatives contribute to the future of work?

    09 November 2015

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    Cooperatives and refugees

    How workers' cooperatives can help tackle the refugee crisis

    09 November 2015

    On 8-10 November, an international conference in Turkey discussed, among other issues, ways in which cooperatives can help the growing number of refugees and migrants in today’s world. ILO News spoke with Simel Esim, head of the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit.

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    Cooperatives moving into the care economy

    26 October 2015

    An interview with Lenore Matthew from the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED), who presented new research showing how cooperatives are increasingly providing care for the elderly, people with disabilities and children.

  5. COOP Champions

    Edmund Moshy

    03 August 2015

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  6. International Day of Cooperatives

    Message by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Choose cooperatives, choose equality"

    04 July 2015

  7. News

    For many domestic workers, coops hold the key to decent work

    03 July 2015

  8. Cooperatives

    When work is more than “just a job”

    02 July 2015

    As the world celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives, ILO News looks at how one cooperative in Brooklyn, New York, is offering migrants a dignified and sustainable way to make a decent living.

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    Global survey shows rising women’s participation in cooperatives

    09 March 2015

    An ILO-ICA joint survey reflects gains for women in cooperatives while pointing to the need for better recognition by governments

  10. News

    Cooperative development initiative on "Socio-economic justice for Bedouin women" in Egypt

    05 January 2015