News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. Article

    Blog on social innovation and the social and solidarity economy

    07 September 2016

    Simel Esim and Waltteri Katajamaki from the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Cooperatives Unit look at the importance of social innovation – and its role in advancing the decent work agenda within the context of the social and solidarity economy.

  2. News

    ILO COOP NewsUpdate Issue No. 3

    06 September 2016

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Turkey’s first youth-led social cooperative

    02 September 2016

    “Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Mr Berkin Safak Sener, a founding member of the Youth Deal Cooperative established in Izumir, Turkey in 2015.

  4. Cooperatives

    Meetings and field visits in Ankara, Şanlıurfa and Harran to support Syrians and local communities through cooperatives

    15 August 2016

  5. Cooperatives

    ILO workshop highlights importance of cooperatives in creation of decent jobs for waste pickers

    11 August 2016

  6. News

    ILO COOP NewsUpdate Issue No. 2

    21 July 2016

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    International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives: An old idea, but more relevant than ever in today’s world

    01 July 2016

    Cooperatives are key to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of International Day of Cooperatives.

  8. News

    ILO COOP NewsUpdate Issue No. 1

    01 July 2016

    Newsletter COOP NEWS UPDATE HAS A NEW LOOK! The ILO Cooperatives Unit is pleased to announce new design and format of our newsletter. The newsletter will provide more regular updates on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the world of cooperative in general and the work of the ILO COOP Unit in particular.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    Helping Syrian refugees formalize their work status through cooperatives

    26 June 2016

    The ILO is working with agricultural cooperatives to help Syrian refugees obtain work permits during a three-month grace period announced by the government of Jordan, in a further step to improve access of Syrian refugees to the formal labour market.

  10. News

    Regional meeting on cooperative statistics in Lesotho

    24 June 2016