News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    COPAC held its 77th Annual Board Meeting in Geneva

    20 April 2018

    The Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) held its 77th Annual Board Meeting in Geneva on April 5, 2018.

  2. News

    Advancing guidelines for statistics on cooperatives

    16 April 2018

    The Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Statistics of Cooperatives held its second meeting on April 4, 2018 at the ILO offices in Geneva. Established in 2016, the TWG brings together representatives of cooperative movement, NSOs, policy makers, and researchers working together toward obtaining more comprehensive and internationally comparable statistics on cooperatives.

  3. News

    Interview with Professor Marie J. Bouchard, Chair of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives

    16 April 2018

    The ILO has joined forces with other members of the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) to improve statistics on cooperatives. They are working towards developing guidelines on the measurement of cooperatives to be presented at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in October 2018. ILO COOP interviewed Professor Marie J. Bouchard, Chair of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives, on the importance, the challenges and the outlook of its work.

  4. News

    Interview with Professor Sonja Novkovic, member of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives

    13 April 2018

    The ILO has joined forces with other members of the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) to improve statistics on cooperatives. They are working towards developing guidelines on the measurement of cooperatives to be presented at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in October 2018. ILO COOP interviewed Professor Sonja Novkovic, member of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives, on the progress, the challenges and the outlook of its work.

  5. News

    ILO COOp eNewsUpdate No. 3, March 2018

    29 March 2018

  6. News

    A step taken toward a common social cooperative framework in Turkey

    28 March 2018

    : ILO representative joined a conference toward creating a common legal and institutional framework for emerging social cooperatives in Turkey.

  7. News

    Role of cooperatives in rural women empowerment discussed during a side event at CSW62 in NY with ILO participating for COPAC

    26 March 2018

    The Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations organized a side event at the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York focusing on the role of cooperatives in rural women empowerment.

  8. News

    ILO sponsors training on agricultural cooperative management through My.Coop distance learning programme

    12 March 2018

    Since 2012 the International Training Centre of the ILO has organized a distance learning Training of Trainers programme on My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package. The latest edition took place in late 2017, with participation of four participants sponsored by the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit.

  9. News

    ILO joins the conversation on women’s empowerment through cooperatives, an Italian perspective

    08 March 2018

    ILO COOP Unit Manager participated in the event on “WomeNpowerment in Coops: Italian cooperatives contributing to the achievement of gender equality in the world” organized on the occasion of the International Women’s Day by the Commission of Women Cooperative Managers of the Italian Confederation of Cooperatives (ConfCooperative) and CooperMondo.

  10. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Advancing women’s cooperatives in Turkey

    08 March 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Ms Şengül Akçar, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work (FSWW).