News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Call for expression of interest: Rapid assessment of cooperative competitiveness potential for export and import in selected SADC countries

    17 August 2017

  2. Spotlight on Cooperatives

    Towards self-reliance: SEWA Cooperative Federation in India

    16 August 2017

  3. News

    Interview with Rafael Diez de Medina, Director of ILO STATISTICS on Statistics of Cooperatives

    10 August 2017

  4. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 6, July 2017

    19 July 2017

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

  5. News

    International Day of Cooperatives 2017: COPAC holds event at the UN on the role of cooperatives in advancing inclusive development

    17 July 2017

  6. News

    ILO SSE Academy in Seoul concluded successfully

    10 July 2017

    The 8th edition of the ILO SSE Academy took place in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from 26 to 30 June. Over 150 participants from more than 30 countries exchanged their experiences, best practices and challenges under the theme “Innovative ecosystems for SSE public policies: A contribution to the future of work”.

  7. Spotlight on Cooperatives

    Supporting freelancers through the cooperative model

    07 July 2017

    SMart supports freelancers in nine European countries by providing tools to facilitate administrative work and multiple services to access social protection.

  8. COOP Champions

    Özge Berber-Agtaş, ILO Office for Turkey in Ankara

    06 July 2017

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  9. News

    ILO celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives by focusing on workers in the informal economy

    04 July 2017

    The United Nations’ International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) is held annually on the first Saturday of July. For this occasion, the ILO organised an event, recognizing the theme of the 2017 IDC, “cooperatives leave no one behind”, with a focus on the role and potential of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations and enterprises providing a pathway to formalization for those working in the informal economy. The event was also an opportunity to launch a new report by the ILO and WIEGO, titled “Cooperation among workers in the informal economy: A focus on home-based workers and waste pickers”.

  10. International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies

    01 July 2017

    "Let us draw on the strengths of cooperatives as we pool efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and make sure that no one is left behind," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.