News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Three editions of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) forthcoming in 2019

    17 January 2019

  2. COOP Champions

    Charles Bodwell, Enterprise Development Specialist at ILO DWT Bangkok

    11 January 2019

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  3. A technical cooperation pioneer

    Working on the river of the White Lily

    24 December 2018

    During the 100 years of the ILO some extraordinary people have worked for the Organization. One of them was Peter Goullart who, during the 1950s helped develop co-operatives in several countries in Asia. He recounted his experiences in a book, ‘River of the White Lily’ published in 1965.

  4. Call for expressions of interest

    Identifying the building blocks for the establishment of a global platform on co-operatives advancing public health services

    21 December 2018

    The Association de Soutien aux Centres de Recherches, d’Enseignements et de Soins (ASCRES), with the collaboration of the International Health Cooperative Organization (IHCO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are launching a call for expressions of interest to: “Identify the building blocks for the establishment of a global platform for co-operatives for health. For details please see the document below.

  5. Call for proposals

    Consultancy for the drafting of a Green Paper on social economy

    10 December 2018

    The International Labour Organization and the Economic Development Department of the Republic of South Africa are looking for a consultant to prepare a Green Paper on the social economy in South Africa. For details please see the document below.

  6. News

    Training of trainers workshop on cooperative development conducted towards promoting a sustainable vanilla sector in Madagascar

    07 December 2018

    Eight trainers were trained on ILO’s tools and methodologies on cooperative development with a view to tapping into the potential of cooperatives to promote decent work in the vanilla value chain.

  7. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 11, November 2018

    30 November 2018

  8. News

    My.Coop – Building capacity of cooperatives towards involving Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers in agricultural value chains

    29 November 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package was adapted to the Jordanian context and rolled out with cooperatives in northern Jordan to improve their capacities to help Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers participate in income-generating activities.

  9. News

    Training of Trainers Workshop on Think.Coop, Start.Coop and My.Coop conducted in the Central African Republic

    29 November 2018

  10. News

    ILO’s message for the 10th ICA-AP Cooperative Forum in Tehran, Iran

    29 November 2018

    ILO has sent a message to a biennial conference aimed at discussing how cooperatives can contribute to more resilient and sustainable economy.