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2014

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Contribution to the Post-2015 Development Debate

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. Guidelines for cooperative legislation, third revised edition

    11 December 2012

    Provides guidance on how to draft a cooperative law.

  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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. ILO and Cooperatives - COOP NEWS No. 1, 2012 (Newsletter)

    29 March 2012

    ILO and Cooperatives, Issue No. 1, 2012 This issue provides information on the launch of International Year of Cooperatives 2012, in countries around the world. It also provides information on COOP activities including the roll out of My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative, as well as on-going work in the implementation of ILO's Recommendation 193 on the Promotion of Cooperatives particularly in the areas of integrating the teaching of cooperatives in school curricula, promoting gender equality in cooperatives, and research based advocacy on cooperatives. Updates on CoopAFRICA and information on a new projects social enterprise project South Africa and technical input related to youth employment and cooperatives is also included.

  7. The Social Economy

    13 March 2012

    The ILO approach to Social Economy - Sustainable Enterprises

  8. The cooperative way of doing business

    13 March 2012

    The ILO approach to supporting cooperatives - Sustainable Enterprises

  9. MY.COOP flyer

    09 March 2012

    My.COOP is a training package and programme on the management of agricultural cooperatives. Proper management enables cooperatives to offer high quality, efficient and effective services to their members. Moreover, well managed agricultural cooperatives can also contribute to wider development issues such as food security, sustainable use of natural resources and inclusive employment creation.

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