Within the UN system, the ILO is responsible for the largest and most diversified programme for the promotion of cooperatives. Viable and self-reliant cooperatives formed by producers, consumers, workers and business people worldwide have demonstrated their enormous potential for creating and consolidating employment opportunities, empowering people, providing protection and alleviating poverty. The ILO technical assistance programme for cooperative development focuses on policy and legal advice, capacity-building through human resource development, poverty alleviation through self-help, alternative delivery mechanisms for social services, and a special regional programme for indigenous and tribal peoples.
Cooperative enterprises build a better world
9 - 10 November 2015
09 March 2015
Working Paper - Cooperating out of Isolation: The Case of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait
12 February 2015
26 January 2015
16 December 2014