News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. Cooperative: strong in times of crisis

    Message from Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on International Cooperative Day 2013

    06 July 2013

  2. COOP Champions

    Cebisile Nyambe

    01 July 2013

    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.

  3. COOP Champions

    Rawand Al-Madmouj

    17 June 2013

    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.

  4. COOP Champions

    Mohamed Farzan, training facilitator LED tools and trainer, My.COOP

    03 June 2013

    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.

  5. Banking crisis

    Financial cooperatives: A safe bet in a crisis

    12 April 2013

    A new ILO book says that financial cooperatives fared better than the big investor-owned banks during the economic crisis.

  6. Cooperatives

    Egypt’s farmers: Sowing the seeds of an agricultural revolution

    07 February 2013

    Agriculture will be critical to future economic growth in Egypt, says the ILO – but only if the laws on farmers’ co-ops are reformed.

  7. Safety at work

    Turning computer junk into jobs

    18 January 2013

    Vast amounts of electrical and electronic waste end up in developing countries where the recycling methods are often hazardous. Integrating informal e-waste operations into the formal sector can help make the process safer, according to an ILO study titled "The global impact of e-waste".

  8. International Year of Cooperatives

    Healing pharmacies

    12 November 2012

    As the International Year of Cooperatives draws to an end, ILO News looks at how cooperatives in Turkey offer customers easier and safer access to medicines.

  9. Banking co-ops

    What financial cooperatives can teach the big banks

    05 November 2012

    The success of financial cooperatives during the global financial crisis shows there is a credible alternative to the investment-owned banking system.

  10. Article

    From the ILO blog: "Co-ops are here to stay"

    02 November 2012