ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. 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.

  2. © 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    HomeNet South Asia, a network of home-based worker organisations across all South Asian countries

    15 June 2020

    “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. Janhavi Dave, the International Coordinator of HomeNet South Asia, a network of home-based worker organisations across South Asia.

  7. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Interview with Robby Tulus, ex-ICA AP Regional Director, cooperative consultant

    25 May 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

    An ILO project on strengthening SSE policy in Asia convenes a virtual interim research workshop

    21 May 2020

    Researchers, officials of the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA), and ILO staff members met online to discuss a research framework, initial drafts of country case studies, and future plans on the research phase of the project.

  9. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Interview with Joseph Connolly, former ILO official

    18 May 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. 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.