Publications

2015

  1. Rediscovering cooperatives: Young people finding work the cooperative way

    14 August 2015

    ILO COOP has started a new series on cooperatives and the world of work. This brief on youth employment and cooperatives is the fourth in the series.

  2. Advancing gender equality: The co-operative way

    30 July 2015

    Great strides have been made towards gender equality over the last two decades. Nevertheless, deep gender disparities persist across the globe, surfacing in labour markets, as well as other realms. Compared to men, women continue to earn less, are more likely to partake in unpaid labour, and are more apt to be excluded from decent work and opportunities for advancement. As gender equity is increasingly seen as a pillar for sustainable economic development and broad social well-being, alternative models to development which incorporate women’s equality in work are needed. Rooted in values of self-help, equality, and equity, as well as economic growth through cooperation and democratic processes, co-operative enterprises are well-positioned to answer this call.

  3. Advancing gender equality: The co-operative way

    30 June 2015

    Great strides have been made towards gender equality over the last two decades. Nevertheless, deep gender disparities persist across the globe, surfacing in labour markets, as well as other realms. Compared to men, women continue to earn less, are more likely to partake in unpaid labour, and are more apt to be excluded from decent work and opportunities for advancement. As gender equity is increasingly seen as a pillar for sustainable economic development and broad social well-being, alternative models to development which incorporate women’s equality in work are needed. Rooted in values of self-help, equality, and equity, as well as economic growth through cooperation and democratic processes, co-operative enterprises are well-positioned to answer this call.

  4. At work together: The cooperative advantage for people with disabilities

    26 June 2015

    New models for cooperative enterprises designed to promote the inclusion of women and men with disabilities into the work-place are being developed.

  5. COOP news update

    29 May 2015

    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 January and May, 2015.

  6. The Story of the ILO’s Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No.193) A review of the process of making ILO Recommendation No. 193, its implementation and its impact

    27 May 2015

    This publication highlights how the Recommendation No. 193 is being used, and its impact on the laws, policies and practices of countries. The publication also provides a brief account of the ILO’s engagement with cooperative development.

  7. COOP news update

    26 January 2015

    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 September and December, 2014.

2014

  1. Campinas 2014 Social and Solidarity Economy Reader: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Development

    16 December 2014

    This Reader, was prepared for the fourth edition of the ILO’s Academy on the Social and Solidarity Economy which was held in Campinas, Brazil in July 2014, which offered Participants the opportunity to share SSE experiences from different parts of the world and learn about the contribution made by the SSE to inclusive and sustainable development.

  2. The cooperative way of doing business

    27 November 2014

    The ILO approach to supporting cooperatives - Sustainable Enterprises

  3. The Social and Solidarity Economy

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to Social Economy - Sustainable Enterprises

  4. Promoting cooperatives: An information guide to ILO Recommendation No. 193

    06 October 2014

    The ILO’s Recommendation 193 on the Promotion of Cooperatives was adopted in 2002 and provides an internationally agreed template for national policy. This second edition has been updated and revised and will help cooperatives, governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations to help to make the cooperative model to become the option for achieving sustainable development.

  5. COOP NEWS UPDATE

    06 October 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 April and August, 2014.

  6. Cooperating out of isolation: Domestic workers’ cooperatives

    15 September 2014

    This brief is a part of the ILO COOP Cooperatives and the World of Work series.

  7. Leveraging the cooperative advantage for women’s empowerment and gender equality

    15 September 2014

    This brief is a part of the ILO COOP Cooperatives and the World of Work series.

  8. Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: A contribution to the post-2015 development debate

    10 September 2014

    This paper highlights the contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development with a view to stimulating discussion on the role of cooperatives in the design and implementation of SDGs.

  9. Cooperative movement engagement in sustainable development and the post-2015 process: Survey findings

    27 June 2014

    In order to bring cooperative voices into the discussion around the post-2015 development agenda, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) have launched an initiative on the contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development. This brief reports on the results of an online survey that investigated the current and potential contributions of cooperatives to sustainable development.

  10. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 1, 2014

    19 May 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 January and March, 2014.

  11. Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Contribution to the Post-2015 Development Debate. A policy brief

    08 April 2014

    This brief summarizes the main findings of a forthcoming report of the same title, by Frederick O. Wanyama of Maseno University in Kenya, prepared as part of ILO’s contribution to the initiative on the contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development.

2013

  1. 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.

  2. 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.