News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Domestic workers in Trinidad and Tobago develop a business plan for their cooperative

    22 June 2017

    On May 12 to 13, the ILO organised a workshop with domestic workers and their union in Trinidad and Tobago to develop a business plan for their cooperative. The workshop used the C-BED methodology, a low cost, action-based and participatory group learning approach designed by the ILO to help entrepreneurs and micro-business owners in planning and improving their businesses.

  2. News

    Highlights of an Interview with Jean Louis Bancel at the 106th ILC

    13 June 2017

    Jean Louis Bancel, the recently elected Cooperatives Europe President, participated in the 106th International Labour Conference representing the International Cooperative Alliance. ILO COOP talked with Jean Louis who is also the President of Credit Cooperative, a cooperative bank in France, and the President of Coop France. Below are highlights from that conversation ranging from the relation between cooperatives and the social economy to the changing world of work.

  3. News

    Reflecting on the relevance of cooperatives to the topics of discussion at the 106th ILC

    12 June 2017

    On the second day of the 106th International Labour Conference, the COOP Unit was invited to make a presentation to the African government group on the relevance of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises with regard to the main topics of discussion at the conference.

  4. News

    ILO joined ICA Africa ministerial meeting to discuss partnerships in advancing SDGs

    08 June 2017

    The ILO participated in the ICA Africa Cooperative Ministerial Conference Midterm Review which took place on May 23-26 in Casablanca, Morocco. The ILO presentations focused on the role of cooperatives in rural development and the work of the ILO with cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises in Africa.

  5. COOP Champions

    Rasha El-Shurafa, ILO Representative Office in Jerusalem

    05 June 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.

  6. News

    ILO scholarship for ICA-AP Regional Cooperative Research Conference

    01 June 2017

  7. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 4, 30 May 2017

    30 May 2017

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

  8. Spotlight on Cooperatives

    Rural cooperative works to preserve the cultural heritage of Malta

    29 May 2017

    Koperattiva Rurali Manikata is protecting natural, historical and socio-economic environment in a small Maltese village.

  9. News

    ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

    23 May 2017

  10. COOP Champions

    Huyen Nguyen Thi, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam in Hanoi

    19 May 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.