ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    ILO COOP 100 Interview with Mr. Upali Herath, a cooperative practitioner from Sri Lanka

    04 August 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.

  2. News

    ILO COOP participates in a webinar as part of an online training on My.COOP – Managing your agricultural cooperative

    29 July 2020

    The 2020 edition of the online My.COOP training of trainers (ToT) workshop is taking place from 1 June to 7 August, with the participation of 25 people from Africa, Asia and Europe.

  3. News

    IT for Change hosts a webinar on the potential of cooperatives as a means to organize workers in the platform economy

    29 July 2020

    IT for Change organized a session “Going co-op: A platform model for workers in the South” as part of RightsCon, an annual summit bringing together multidisciplinary actors from technologists, business leaders, and activists to journalists, and academics from all around the world to tackle the most pressing issues of human rights and technology.

  4. News

    ILO COOP participated and presented on implications of COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality within the cooperative movement

    23 July 2020

    Organized by the International Cooperative Alliance- Africa Regional Office and We Effect Regional Office for East Africa, the webinar brought together cooperative leaders from Asia and Africa regions as speakers reflecting on key challenges to gender equality around the pandemic and response strategies by cooperatives.

  5. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Mr Akira KURIMOTO, Chair of the ICA-AP Research Committee and former Professor at the Institute for Solidarity-based Society at Hosei University, Japan

    13 July 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.

  6. News

    ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action

    06 July 2020

    The webinar focused on climate action, the theme for this year’s International Day of Cooperatives. Four speakers presented on the role of cooperatives in climate change mitigation and adaptation and discussed ways to scale up efforts toward a greener and better future.

  7. © SEWA Cooperative Federation 2020

    International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives play an active role in tackling global crises, says ILO Director-General

    03 July 2020

    By adhering to environmental standards and promoting local production, consumer and producer cooperatives can help limit greenhouse gas emissions and sustain supply chains for essential goods and services, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, on the International Day of Cooperatives 2020.

  8. Project document

    Expansion of agricultural cooperative in rural Viet Nam creates local jobs to prevent child labour

    19 June 2020

    Child labour prevention Project in Viet Nam supports the expansion of a farming cooperative to produce mango juice, providing livelihood opportunities for local families with children engaged in or at risk of child labour.

  9. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    ILO Interview with Mr Haruyoshi Amano, Manager, International Relations Unit, Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU)

    18 June 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

    A worker cooperatives bill has been submitted to the House of Representatives in Japan

    18 June 2020

    The bill aims to provide a specific legal framework for worker cooperatives in promoting decent job creation and sustainable and inclusive development of local communities.