News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    My.Coop – empowering women coffee producers in Colombia

    24 September 2018

    My.Coop – training on agricultural cooperative management has strengthened entrepreneurial and organizational capacities of at least 315 women coffee producers in Colombia since 2016.

  2. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    NeedsMap: Visualizing and matching social needs through an online cooperative platform in Turkey

    12 September 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. On this occasion, ILO interviewed Mr Ali Ercan Özgür, one of the founders of "İhtiyaç Haritası" (Needs Map) in Turkey.

  3. News

    ILO’s participation in the 17th National Cooperative Congress in Colombia

    31 August 2018

    ILO participated in the 17th National Cooperative Congress in Cartagena, Colombia, to share ILO’s cooperative development initiatives in the world of work.

  4. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 8, August 2018

    31 August 2018

  5. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Cooperative of Associated Work Planeta Verde: Improving living conditions of waste pickers in Colombia

    23 August 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. On this occasion, ILO interviewed Martha Elena Iglesias, a waste picker and the leader of Cooperative of Associated Work Planeta Verde in Colombia.

  6. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 7, July 2018

    31 July 2018

  7. News

    ILO provides technical support to Equatorial Guinea on cooperative development

    20 July 2018

    In the framework of the negotiations of the Decent Work Country Program for Equatorial Guinea (2019-2022) held in Malabo from 9 to 13 July 2018, the General Directorate of Cooperatives of the Ministry of Labour, Employment Promotion and Social Security organized a workshop on Cooperatives on Thursday 12 July. The objective of the workshop was to present the assessment of the status of cooperatives in Equatorial Guinea undertaken by the ILO between 2016 and 2017 and to raise awareness among participants of the cooperative model and its advantages.

  8. News

    ILO’s message for the Conference on the Future of Work and Worker Cooperatives in the Republic of Korea

    17 July 2018

    ILO presents the role of cooperative enterprises in the future of work at a nationwide conference on worker cooperatives in the Republic of Korea.

  9. News

    ILO participates in a research conference to exchange on the role of cooperatives in a changing world of work

    11 July 2018

    ILO officials participated in the 2018 ICA European Research Conference in Wageningen, the Netherlands, to exchange on the role of cooperatives in a changing world of work.

  10. News

    ILO participates in an observance of the International Day of Cooperatives at the United Nations, New York

    09 July 2018

    The Director ILO Office for the UN Director presented the relevance of cooperatives in promoting decent work and sustainable development at an observance of the 2018 International Day of Cooperatives held at UN Headquarters in New York.