ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. News

    ILO/KoSEA/SNU joint conference held in Seoul to share the findings of ILO project on strengthening SSE policy in Asia

    25 September 2020

    The international research conference on strengthening SSE policy in Asia attracted more than 400 participants and 1,400 viewers online from Asia and beyond.

  2. ILO/KoSEA/SNU Joint Research Conference

    Mapping Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia

    This conference will discuss policies to strengthen social and solidarity economy in South Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.

  3. News

    ILO COOP 100 Special Interview Series “Cultivate the COOPs” - Vol.2 Mr. Nobuhiro Tamaki (Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union)

    09 September 2020

  4. News

    KoSEA and ILO convene a second virtual interim research workshop with country researchers for the ILO project on strengthening SSE policy in Asia

    26 August 2020

    Officials of the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA), and ILO staff members met online with country researchers for the project to discuss the feedback from the second drafts of the case studies to prepare for presentation in a research conference that will take place on September 22

  5. News

    An Update on ILO COOP 100 Interview Series

    25 August 2020

  6. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Ramin Behzad, Labour Statistician and former Labour Counselor of Iran at the ILO

    18 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.