News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Looking at the past and the future of My.Coop

    23 October 2017

    On 13 October, 2017 Agriterra, ITC-ILO and the Cooperatives Unit of the ILO met in Geneva to discuss the findings of a stocktaking study on My.Coop training package for agricultural cooperatives, with a view to enable more cooperatives to benefit from its use.

  2. News

    Trade unions and producer organizations join forces to tackle child labour in agriculture

    20 October 2017

    In September 2017 over 20 representatives of rural workers’ trade unions, national trade union centres, and small producers’ organizations, including cooperatives, from 13 countries in Africa convened in Ghana. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss ways in which child labour can be sustainably eradicated in agriculture and rural economy at large in line with the Sustainable Development Goal indicator 8.7 on ending child labour in all its forms.

  3. News

    G7 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Declaration refers to cooperatives

    20 October 2017

  4. News

    The 9th edition of the ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy in Luxembourg

    06 October 2017

    The 9th edition of the ILO SSE Academy took place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg from 25-29 September 2017. Over 120 participants from more than 30 countries participated in this Academy which focused on the Future of Work and exchanged experiences, best practices and challenges.

  5. Our impact, their voices

    How Peruvian quinoa farmers have boosted their income

    04 October 2017

    The Andean Grains Programme – a joint ILO-FAO-UNESCO initiative – not only improved the livelihoods of organic quinoa producers but also contributed to the economic empowerment of women.

  6. News

    ILO participates in an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the French general law on cooperatives

    29 September 2017

  7. News

    Member of COPAC Technical Working Group on statistics of cooperatives meets with the Philippines Statistics Authority

    29 September 2017

  8. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 8, September 2017

    29 September 2017

    This latest issue of the ILO COOP Newsletter highlights a number of recent events and developments on cooperatives.

  9. Article

    African cooperative leaders share their observations on the 2017 ILO/JCCU study tour in Japan

    28 September 2017

    The 8th edition of the ILO/Japanese Consumers' Cooperative Union (JCCU) Study Tour for African Cooperative Leaders took place in Japan from 29 August to 6 September 2017 with participants from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Swaziland and representatives from ICA Africa and ILO COOP Unit. ILO COOP interviewed the participants on their observations of the study tour and the next steps they would like to take in applying these observations. The managers of ILO-Tokyo, ILO COOP and JCCU also share their reflections on the study tour.

  10. News

    Improving livelihoods through cooperatives - ILO LEED project in Northern Sri Lanka

    27 September 2017