News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO participation in the ICA Global Conference on “Cooperatives: Putting People at the Centre of Development”

    24 November 2017

    Two ILO representatives participated in the Global Conference of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14-16 November 2017.

  2. News

    The ILO presents the contribution of cooperative enterprises to the future of work at a side event to the European Social Summit

    23 November 2017

  3. News

    COPAC highlights progress on improved cooperative statistics at ICA Global Conference

    23 November 2017

  4. News

    Reflections on the role of SSE in job creation in Southern Neighbourhood Countries of the EU

    22 November 2017

  5. Cooperatives

    Myanmar: ILO pilots self-learning approach to promote the cooperative business model

    15 November 2017

    ILO conducted the first Myanmar pilot of the Think.Coop training module on cooperative business, where over 40 participants from trade unions, including farmers, were provided with a basic introduction to cooperation and collective action.

  6. Decent work

    How decent work can transform cotton production

    03 November 2017

    South-South Project uses good practices in Brazil to promote decent work in cotton production in African and Latin American countries.

  7. Our impact, Their voices

    Free from debt and bonded labour in Sri Lanka’s fisheries

    01 November 2017

    ILO's project helps free fishermen from debt bondage and supports livelihoods.

  8. News

    The ILO participates in the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development to discuss roles of SSE in achieving SDGs at local level

    31 October 2017

  9. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 9, October 2017

    31 October 2017

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

  10. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Rokin Labour Banks: Financial cooperatives for workers in Japan

    31 October 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" 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 Mr Toshihiro Akahori, Deputy General Manager, Planning and International Department of National Association of Labour Banks (NALB) in Japan. Prior to joining NALB in 2015, he worked at Shizuoka Rokin Labour Bank in Shizuoka Prefecture from 1997 to 2015.