ILO's work on cooperatives in the Americas

  1. Event

    ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action on the occasion of the 2020 International Day of Cooperatives

    On the eve of the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC), the ILO will hold the third in a series of webinars as part of the Centenary of its Cooperatives Unit, focusing on this year's theme of the IDC - Cooperatives for Climate Action.

  2. 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.

  3. News

    Fifteen new trainers on My.Coop were trained and 36 coffee cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico benefited from My.Coop training

    20 February 2020

    A series of My.Coop training workshops were carried out to support the economic recovery of the earthquake-affected communities in the State of Chiapas.

  4. News

    Uruguayan Chamber of Senators approves a law on the social and solidarity economy

    09 January 2020

    The law aims to advance the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in the country by establishing the definition and providing a regulatory and promotional policy framework for the SSE.

  5. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Brightly® – Scaling up worker cooperatives through the franchise model

    19 December 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, the ILO interviewed Ms. Maru Bautista, Director of the Cooperative Development Programme at the Center for Family Life, on Brightly®, the first worker cooperative franchise in the United States.

  6. News

    ILO participates in the ICA Americas 21st Regional Conference in San José, Costa Rica

    27 November 2019

    An ILO official participated in the conference and presented on the key trends and challenges in the world of work and possible responses by cooperative enterprises.

  7. Publication

    Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems - Executive Summary

    14 November 2019

    This report presents the results of the “Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems” project, designed to foster a better understanding of the different ways in which financial resources can be made available and accessed to support the growth of social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations and their ecosystems. The project is supported by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

  8. Publication

    Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems - Full Report

    14 November 2019

    This report presents the results of the “Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems” project, designed to foster a better understanding of the different ways in which financial resources can be made available and accessed to support the growth of social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations and their ecosystems. The project is supported by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

  9. News

    ILO contributes to the deliberation on the alliance between unions and cooperatives in the US

    30 October 2019

    ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager provided a video message as a keynote to the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy in the US on how trade unions and cooperatives can work together to promote decent work for all.

  10. News

    ILO presents international trends on worker cooperative development at the 2019 Co-op IMPACT Conference in Washington

    30 October 2019

    An ILO official participated in a panel on the scalability of the worker cooperative model and presented international trends and good practices on worker cooperative development.