ILO's work on cooperatives in the Americas

  1. News

    The ILO and the Bolivian Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy strengthen mining cooperatives for economic recovery with decent work

    25 March 2021

    More than a thousand cooperative members will get in-depth knowledge of the values of solidarity and equity of the cooperative business model and will be trained in the design of viable cooperative business plans to improve working conditions in the mining sector.

  2. News

    ILO presents findings from its WESO 2021 report at a COOP Academy organized by the ICA

    11 March 2021

    The presentation on the ILO’s flagship report “The cooperative model: the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work” focused on the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work and also elaborated on experiences of platform cooperatives.

  3. News

    Think.Coop and Start.Coop Spanish updated versions are now available

    01 March 2021

  4. News

    ILO COOP participates in a webinar organized by We Effect and vi Agroforestry on "Our cooperative identity – where is it taking us in the future?”

    19 February 2021

    The webinar organized by We Effect and vi Agroforestry on ”Our cooperative identity – where is it taking us in the future?” took place on third of February bringing staff members from headquarters and regions together.

  5. ILO COOP 100 Slideshow X

    Cooperatives in Americas

    22 December 2020

    As part of the ILO COOP 100 photo exhibitions, the ILO is featuring the contributions of cooperatives and the wider SSE to advancing decent work and sustainable development. The tenth in the series of slideshows highlights cooperative action in the Americas.

  6. News

    ILO COOP 100 Webinar V - SSE momentum: Finance for Inclusion and the Future of Work during Covid-19 pandemic

    08 December 2020

    The webinar focused on the key challenges related to the future of work, how they affect local communities, and what Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) are doing toward addressing them. Two keynote speakers presented the main findings of recent research, while three discussants enriched the debate.

  7. Article

    ILO COOP Chiefs across time

    03 November 2020

    This page provides bibliographies of the chiefs and heads of the ILO's Cooperatives Unit since its establishment in 1920.

  8. News

    The ILO chaired a session on civil and public initiatives to consolidate the SSE at the GSEF Global Virtual Forum

    29 October 2020

  9. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    ILO COOP 100 Interview with Colombia Pérez Muñoz, Director of the Institute of Social Economy and Co-operativism INDESCO - Cooperative University of Colombia

    28 October 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.

  10. News

    The ILO Participates in a session on Gender and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at the GSEF Global Virtual Forum

    27 October 2020

    Representatives from ILO COOP and ILO Pretoria participated and presented at a session on women in SSE institutions that took place on October 20 as part of the GSEF Global Virtual Forum