News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Advancing decent work in the rural economy through cooperatives in post-conflict Northern Province in Sri Lanka

    20 June 2018

  2. News

    ILO organizes a meeting on cooperative to cooperative trade and decent work

    20 June 2018

    ILO brings together the cooperative movement and fairer and ethical trade initiatives to promote responsible production and consumption though cooperative to cooperative trade.

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Redesol - Building sustainable and solidary links among waste pickers in the informal economy in Brazil

    20 June 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 Sonia Dias, Waste Picker Sector Specialist at Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) on Redesol, a network of cooperatives of waste pickers in Brazil.

  4. News

    ILO participates in the African cooperative development conference

    30 May 2018

    ILO participated in a conference on advancing African cooperatives’ contributions to the 2030 Agenda with a focus on achieving SDG2.

  5. News

    Exchange of knowledge and experience on SSE public policies for local economic development in Spain

    29 May 2018

  6. News

    Cooperatives in the Republic of Korea: 3rd survey highlights cooperatives’ growing contribution to social and economic realms

    29 May 2018

    Earlier this year, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea (MOSF) announced the results of its third cooperatives survey. Conducted biennially since 2013, the latest edition of the survey points out the growing contributions of cooperatives to society and economy.

  7. News

    ILO facilitates a visit by Japanese Consumers’ Cooperative Union (JCCU) to an Italian social cooperative

    29 May 2018

    The visit by JCCU to Cadore Social Cooperative Society in Pieve di Cadore, Italy aimed to draw on its experience in local community development.

  8. News

    My.Coop training organized for skills development of vulnerable youth in Haiti

    29 May 2018

    My.Coop – Training on agricultural cooperative management was organized in Haiti within the framework of a Norwegian-funded ILO project on addressing education and skills gaps for vulnerable youth.

  9. News

    ILO hosts partners meeting on cooperative responses to advancing public health

    28 May 2018

    ILO hosts partners meeting to discuss the next steps on research exploring the potential of cooperatives to advance public health in Cameroon and Kenya.

  10. News

    My.Coop roll-out trajectory in Myanmar

    24 May 2018

    A first training of trainers on My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative was conducted in Myanmar after the translation and adaptation of the modules to Burmese context.