ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 16

    21 June 2019

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on This brief focuses on SDG 16 – Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies.

  2. News

    LEED+: Towards inclusive growth strategies for the conflict-affected communities in Sri Lanka

    30 May 2019

    A series of meetings and site visits were conducted to identify key future activities of the ILO's LEED+ programme.

  3. News

    ILO’s presentation at the 2nd ICA-AP Cooperative Registrars’ Forum

    25 April 2019

    The Director of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam participated in the 2nd International Co-operative Alliance – Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) Cooperative Registrars’ Forum held in Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam to present ILO’s work on statistics of cooperatives.

  4. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    GSEF: Promoting the social and solidarity economy for human-centred development

    28 March 2019

    “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, ILO interviewed Ms Laurence Kwark, Secretary General of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF), an international association of local governments and civil society networks engaged in the promotion of the SSE as a means of achieving inclusive and sustainable local development. GSEF is also one of the observers of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE) that is currently chaired by the ILO.

  5. Document

    Draft programme: 10th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

    20 March 2019

  6. Event

    10th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

  7. News

    ILO’s participation in the International Conference on Localizing the SDGs and Co-Constructing the Means of Implementation

    15 March 2019

    The ILO, as a chair of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE), participated in an international conference on the role of SSE in implementing and localizing the SDGs which took place in the Republic of Korea.

  8. News

    Sri Lanka’s first ever ‘eco-recommended’ fisheries

    27 February 2019

    With the support of the ILO Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) project funded by the Australian government, two blue swimming crab fisheries in Sri Lanka become the country’s first ever ‘eco-recommended’ fisheries. The five-year collaborative efforts involved the local seafood industry, government agencies and fishery cooperatives.

  9. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    CLIMBS: Extending mutual protection and building resilience in the Philippines

    26 February 2019

    “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 social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Mr Noel Raboy, President and CEO in CLIMBS, a composite insurance cooperative owned by 4,000 member cooperatives from around the Philippines.

  10. News

    Roll out of Think.Coop and Start.Coop with Cambodian agricultural cooperatives

    25 February 2019

    The Government of Cambodia strengthens agricultural cooperatives using the ILO’s training tools with a view to improving livelihoods of workers in the rural economy.