ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. Presentation

    Cooperatives and the SDGs - Presentation at JJC/ILO-Tokyo public seminar

    13 September 2017

    On 7 September 2017, the ILO COOP participated in a public seminar: "Cooperative Activities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" co-organized by ILO and Japan Joint Committee of Co-operatives (JJC) in Tokyo, Japan and presented on the institution's ongoing work on cooperatives and roles of cooperatives in achieving SDGs.

  2. Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives

    Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: The Philippines

    17 August 2017

    Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives is a series produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) as part of a larger initiative to increase understanding of the ways in which countries around the world are producing and using statistics on cooperatives. Currently reliable and comparable statistics on cooperatives are missing in most countries of the world. These statistics are essential to measure the impact of cooperatives on their members and the economy as a whole.

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    SEWA Cooperative Federation in India: Towards self-reliance

    16 August 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Mirai Chatterjee, Chairperson of the SEWA Cooperative Federation and Director of the SEWA Social Security Team, who has been working at SEWA for 33 years.

  4. News

    ILO SSE Academy in Seoul concluded successfully

    10 July 2017

    The 8th edition of the ILO SSE Academy took place in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from 26 to 30 June. Over 150 participants from more than 30 countries exchanged their experiences, best practices and challenges under the theme “Innovative ecosystems for SSE public policies: A contribution to the future of work”.

  5. International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies

    01 July 2017

    "Let us draw on the strengths of cooperatives as we pool efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and make sure that no one is left behind," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  6. Country case study

    Public policies for the social and solidarity economy: Towards a favourable environment The case of the Republic of Korea

    21 June 2017

  7. Video

    Welcome message from Roberto Di Meglio - 8th ILO SSE Academy (Seoul)

    20 June 2017

  8. News

    ILO scholarship for ICA-AP Regional Cooperative Research Conference

    01 June 2017

  9. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Rural cooperative works to preserve the cultural heritage of Malta

    29 May 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Veronica Farrugia, Manager and Trail Coordinator of Koperattiva Rurali Manikata (KRM) in Malta, who has been with the cooperative for 10 years.

  10. COOP Champions

    Huyen Nguyen Thi, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam in Hanoi

    19 May 2017

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.