News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO and UNTFSSE participation in the First Pact for Impact Summit

    16 July 2019

    Two officials from the COOP Unit, Ms. Simel Esim and Ms. Valentina Verze, and the Director of the Enterprises Department, Mr. Vic Van Vuuren, participated in the first edition of Pact for Impact in Paris on 10-11 July, 2019.

  2. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    StreetNet International: Organizing street vendors towards formalization and economic empowerment

    16 July 2019

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Ms Oksana Abboud, International Coordinator at StreetNet International.

  3. © SEWA 2019


    How social cooperatives help informal workers

    16 July 2019

    Does organizing informal workers into their own cooperatives help them? Most certainly. Let me tell you about two poor salt-pan workers from the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK), Gujarat, India.

  4. News

    Training of trainers on Think.Coop and Start.Coop in Comoros

    12 July 2019

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    An observance of the 2019 International Day of Cooperatives at the UN in New York

    11 July 2019

    On 8 July 2019, the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) organized an observance of the 2019 International Day of Cooperatives at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

  6. International Day of Cooperatives

    Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International Cooperative Day 2019

    05 July 2019

    The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.

  7. News

    "Cooperatives for decent work" - International Day of Cooperatives, 2019

    04 July 2019

  8. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 6, June 2019

    28 June 2019

  9. News

    SADA Women’s Cooperative in Turkey selected for the Paris Peace Forum

    28 June 2019

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    Sharing research findings on the potential of cooperatives in promoting universal health coverage

    28 June 2019

    On June 20, 2019 the ILO co-organized a meeting on the “Cooperatives for Health” initiative at the Biotech Campus in Geneva.