News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. News

    ILO participates in an international forum on cooperative development in the Pacific Islands

    09 July 2018

    The Director of the ILO Office for Pacific Islands presented the work of the ILO on cooperatives to promote decent work at an international forum on cooperative development in the Pacific region.

  4. Speech

    Sustainable development is not a choice, but the only way

    06 July 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, made the speech at the celebration of the International Day of Cooperatives in Hanoi on 7 July 2018.

  5. International Day of Cooperatives

    A future of work based on sustainable production and employment

    06 July 2018

    The head of the ILO’s Cooperative Unit, Simel Esim, explains how cooperatives are contributing to sustainable consumption and production.

  6. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 6, June 2018

    02 July 2018

  7. News

    ILO to hold Technical Training Workshop on Cooperatives in Guyana

    25 June 2018

    Workshop to be opened by the Minister with responsibility for Labour within the Ministry of Social Protection, the Honourable Keith Scott.

  8. News

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

    20 June 2018

  9. 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.

  10. 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.