Publications and tools on cooperatives

June 2015

  1. Advancing gender equality: The co-operative way

    30 June 2015

    Great strides have been made towards gender equality over the last two decades. Nevertheless, deep gender disparities persist across the globe, surfacing in labour markets, as well as other realms. Compared to men, women continue to earn less, are more likely to partake in unpaid labour, and are more apt to be excluded from decent work and opportunities for advancement. As gender equity is increasingly seen as a pillar for sustainable economic development and broad social well-being, alternative models to development which incorporate women’s equality in work are needed. Rooted in values of self-help, equality, and equity, as well as economic growth through cooperation and democratic processes, co-operative enterprises are well-positioned to answer this call.

  2. At work together: The cooperative advantage for people with disabilities

    26 June 2015

    This note is third in the ILO COOP series on Cooperatives and the World of Work. It looks into how cooperative enterprises promote inclusion of women and men with disabilities into the workplace.

  3. Labour Migration Highlights No. 2: Labour Migration and Cooperatives

    17 June 2015

    Cooperatives can offer migrant workers options for better lives. This fact sheet offers examples of successful migrant workers' cooperatives and discusses policy challenges moving forward.

May 2015

  1. COOP news update

    29 May 2015

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between June and October, 2015.

  2. COOP news update

    29 May 2015

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between January and May, 2015.

  3. The Story of the ILO’s Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No.193) A review of the process of making ILO Recommendation No. 193, its implementation and its impact

    27 May 2015

    This publication highlights how the Recommendation No. 193 is being used, and its impact on the laws, policies and practices of countries. The publication also provides a brief account of the ILO’s engagement with cooperative development.

January 2015

  1. COOP news update

    26 January 2015

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between September and December, 2014.

December 2014

  1. Campinas 2014 Social and Solidarity Economy Reader: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Development

    16 December 2014

    This Reader, was prepared for the fourth edition of the ILO’s Academy on the Social and Solidarity Economy which was held in Campinas, Brazil in July 2014, which offered Participants the opportunity to share SSE experiences from different parts of the world and learn about the contribution made by the SSE to inclusive and sustainable development.

  2. Social and Solidarity Economy and South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Contributions to Inclusive Sustainable Development

    16 December 2014

    Social and Solidarity Economy and South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Contributions to Inclusive Sustainable Development

November 2014

  1. The cooperative way of doing business

    27 November 2014

    The ILO approach to supporting cooperatives - Sustainable Enterprises