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.
22 January 2014
“What Works” To Improve Youth Labour Productivity?
16 January 2014
This research has been commissioned by the International Labour Office (ILO) as a contribution to the Global Product 154 and the Area of Critical Importance, Productivity and working conditions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
20 December 2013
The study analyses the City of Windhoek’s waste management system based on the provision of cleaning and collection services through small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The objective of the study is thereby to take stock of the several dimensions related to decent work in waste management. As such, it can be seen as the starting point of a constructive dialogue on suitable ways and means to improve working conditions and enable employment creation in the waste management sector.
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.
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.
06 December 2013
This report summarizes the discussions of the first global workshop on green jobs assessments and related policy implications, held on 4 and 5 March 2013 in Turin, Italy.
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.
23 October 2013
This study reviews the literature on the link between working conditions, safety and health, skills development and productivity in SMEs, revealing evidence of an association between good workplace practices and various types of positive enterprise-level outcomes, including reduced employee turnover and improved profitability.
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.
18 September 2013
The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) is a partnership between the Africa Commission, the Youth Employment Network and the ILO. Through training and business plan competition it promotes green entrepreneurship among young women and men in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
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)
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.
03 July 2013
The ILO’s Greener Business Asia project addresses the need to shift towards more sustainable and responsible business models, through worker-employer co-operation. It promotes environmentally-friendly practices, whilst also advancing the decent work agenda in workplaces. This factsheet summarizes experiences from the hotel industry in Thailand.
01 July 2013
This factsheet summarizes ILO's experience in providing technical assistance to an inter-ministerial taskforce, responsible for designing a public policy for the inclusion of informal waste pickers into the waste management sector.