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Publications

2014

  1. Sustainable Enterprises - creating more and better jobs

    03 November 2014

    Developing sustainable enterprises: the ILO approach

  2. The Social and Solidarity Economy

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to Social Economy - Sustainable Enterprises

  3. Green jobs in Mexico

    21 February 2014

    This report summarizes the main findings of a national green jobs assessment conducted in Mexico in 2013. The assessment revealed how many green jobs currently exist in the country and which sectors show the strongest potential for further green jobs creation.

  4. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 4, 2013

    12 February 2014

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between October and December, 2013.

2013

  1. Providing clean energy and energy access through cooperatives

    20 December 2013

    This publication is a collection of case studies on cooperatives in energy production, distribution and consumption as a contribution to the on-going search for ways in which the goal of sustainable Energy for All can be turned into a reality.

  2. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 3, 2013

    06 December 2013

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on: The International Day of Cooperatives (IDC); ICA message on the IDC; ILO DG Guy Ryder on the IDC; Cooperatives & sustainable development goals; Migrant workers and SSE; Shinkin Bank translates COOP publication; ILO’s work on tourism cooperatives; Meeting with WIEGO; ILO’s work on women cooperatives in Tunisia; Guide on enterprise conversion to coops; Ri-Maflow in Milan, Italy; My.COOP in Free State, South Africa; My.COOP in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; My.COOP translation to Nepalese; COOP Champions: Rodrigo Mogrovejo; The first cooperative forum in Kyrgyzstan; UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE; Study tour for African cooperative leaders; New ILO publications; Noteworthy resources; COOP staff news; and Upcoming events.

  3. Cooperating out of HIV and AIDS

    13 November 2013

    After more than 30 years of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, “the world has turned the corner – it has halted and begun to reverse the spread of HIV”. HIV is no longer a death sentence; due to scientific and medical advances, effective treatment is available for managing HIV just as any other chronic health condition.

  4. Cooperatives offer migrant workers options for better lives

    19 September 2013

    Cooperative enterprises have improved the lives of women and men migrant workers and their families for decades. Migrants find income and jobs, access affordable goods and services and find empowerment through cooperative enterprises, participating in the cooperative movement. Moreover, cooperative enterprises are facilitating economic, social and cultural integration or re-integration of migrant workers in both destination and home countries.

  5. Managing your Agricultural Cooperative

    19 August 2013

    Distance learning Training of Trainers course on “Managing your Agricultural Cooperative - My.Coop”, hosted by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO)

  6. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 2, 2013

    15 August 2013

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on: ILO-ICA-AFCSMC Training in China; ILO strengthening ties with Korean cooperatives; Egyptian group visits Turkish cooperatives; Sustainable Enterprise Academy; Update on the national coop policy in Sri Lanka; Cooperation with Greek trade unions; Trade unions and worker cooperatives seminar; Cooperative banks’ day at the EU Parliament; ILO participation at MedESS 2013; Waste pickers organization at the ILC; ILO work on e-waste and cooperatives; COOP Champions; Academy on social and solidarity economy; Conference on social and solidarity economy; MATCOM in Afghanistan; Colombia rolls out My.COOP training package; Cooperatives in Japanese universities; Conference on cooperatives in Russia; Registration for My.COOP training open; ILO trains coop extension workers; DG Report on the situation of workers.

  7. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 1, 2013

    13 May 2013

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on: Post-2015 Development Agenda & COOP; Cooperatives celebrate International Women’s Day; Cooperative statistics to feature at ICLS Oct 13; Study tour from African coops to Japan; New study on financial cooperative resilience; ILO paper on Social Economy in Sudan; COOP and the European Task Force for Greece; COOP activities: Vietnam, Egypt & Sri Lanka; New feature: COOP Champions; Domestic workers cooperatives; Social and solidarity economy legislation; COOP exchange with the Social Finance Network; Start and Improve Your Cooperative Business; UNRISD conference.

  8. Resilience in a Downturn: The power of financial cooperatives

    20 March 2013

    This report reviews the performance of financial cooperatives, looking in particular at the aftermath of the 2007-2008 crisis and the continuing long austerity period. It explains why financial cooperatives have proven to be more resilient pointing to the specificities of the cooperative model of enterprise.

  9. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 4, 2012

    28 January 2013

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on: World Food Day 2012; ILO & International Year of Cooperatives 2012; Promoting cooperatives beyond; Financial cooperatives as efficient and profitable; ILO and ICA: Over a century of collaboration; ILO interacts with cooperatives in Asia-Pacific; Cooperative reform: Egypt, Turkey, Sri Lanka; Social enterprises in Europe 2020 Strategy; Social and solidarity economy udates; ILO COOP & ACTRAV call for papers; New ILO COOP information briefs; ILO COOP in the media.

2012

  1. A better future for young people: What cooperatives can offer

    11 December 2012

    Information brief on cooperatives

  2. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 3, 2012

    09 November 2012

    This issue of the COOP News includes information on International Day of Cooperatives celebrations and the continuing participation of ILO in International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) observances particularly in the Caribbean, China, Indonesia and a global event in Ethiopia. ILO COOP partnerships are also featured. Artcles are included on joint activities held with the Japanese Consumer Cooperative Union, ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities(ACTRAV)as well the continuing roll-out of My.COOP, a partnership capacity building programme to strengthen agricultural cooperatives. ILO COOP reports on new publications prepared for IYC, and knowledge sharing events on cooperatives held within the ILO. Finally it includes information on the 2013 Social & Solidarity Economy Academy which will focus on youth.

  3. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 2, 2012 (Newsletter)

    15 June 2012

    The current issue of COOP NEWS highlights the diversity of efforts currently underway to promote cooperative enterprises in contributing to a more just and sustainable development model. Among these are found an update on how the ILO and constituents are marking the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, cooperative policy and legislative initiatives in the Andean, Mediterranean and North Africa regions, cooperative initiatives to address the youth employment crisis, updates on the My.COOP agricultural cooperative training programme and COOP Africa. This issue also includes information on staff changes as well as important upcoming events on cooperatives.

  4. The role of Cooperatives and Business Associations in Value Chain Development

    01 June 2012

    ILO Value Chain Development Briefing paper 2

  5. Training resource pack for agricultural cooperatives on the elimination of hazardous child labour - Training course activities for cooperatives - Book 2

    30 April 2012

    Book 2 is the material that the cooperative trainers should use for training purposes with cooperative leaders and members and others.

  6. Training resource pack for agricultural cooperatives on the elimination of hazardous child labour - Trainer's Guide - Book 1

    30 April 2012

    Book 1 is for cooperative trainers who run training courses for their fellow cooperative leaders and members on hazardous child labour as a basis for them taking action to eliminate such labour.

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