ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  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. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Interview with Stirling Smith, SYNDICOOP project

    15 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.

  3. News

    ILO COOP 100 Webinar II - Advancing gender equality though cooperatives

    28 April 2020

    Four cooperative practitioners reflected on the current situation of gender equality within the cooperative movement, the role cooperatives can play, and the challenges they face in advancing gender equality. Their presentations highlighted the implications of COVID-19 on women in cooperatives and emerging responses. Over 160 people from around the world participated in the webinar.

  4. Article

    Policy response to COVID-19 for SSE enterprises in the Republic of Korea

    24 April 2020

    The Korean Government has taken an immediate policy response to support social and solidarity economy (SSE) enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. 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.

  6. News

    COVID-19 Response: SEWA Cooperative Federation on health, livelihood and social protection strategies for immediate and long-term relief among informal women workers

    29 March 2020

  7. News

    ILO contributes to the Global Youth Forum Cooperative Entrepreneurship through a video message

    10 February 2020

    The message from ILO COOP Unit Manager focused on the current concerns around youth employment and the role cooperatives can play in creating work opportunities and better working conditions for youth.

  8. News

    Australian cooperatives and mutuals step up to support the bushfire affected communities

    22 January 2020

    As the bushfire crisis continues in Australia, ILO COOP hears from the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) on how the cooperatives and mutuals have contributed to recovery efforts for the affected communities.

  9. News

    Strengthening cooperatives towards socio-economic development in Timor-Leste

    21 January 2020

    The ILO conducted a training workshop with members of a union-supported cooperative in Timor-Leste on how to establish cooperatives based on community needs and how to put cooperative principles into practice.

  10. News

    Indian women co-operators are being trained to roll out Think.Coop

    17 December 2019

    The Indian Academy of Self-Employed Women (IASEW) conducted a training of facilitators on the ILO’s Think.Coop training tool, with a view to further strengthening women cooperative entrepreneurs in the rural and informal economy in India.