News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    COVID19 Response: SEWA Cooperative Federation on health, livelihood and social protection strategies for immediate and long-term relief among informal women workers

    29 March 2020

  2. News

    The COVID-19 outbreak update from Legacoop, Italy

    27 March 2020

    This update provide insights on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Italian cooperative enterprises, and measures being taken by them to support workers, members/customers, and people in their communities affected by the crisis.

  3. News

    ILO COOP Centenary Launch is celebrated virtually in the midst of the coronavirus

    25 March 2020

    The webinar brought together five speakers and over 100 participants from 50 countries to reflect on the historical role of the ILO on cooperative development and explore future role of cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy enterprises in responding to the current challenges in the world of work.

  4. News

    Mapping responses by cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations to forced displacement

    21 March 2020

    Produced as part of a wider programme on responding to forced displacement crises, the report identifies good practices, lessons learned and potential areas of innovation by cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations working in displacement contexts.

  5. News

    A new ILO training programme on activating agricultural cooperatives in the elimination of child labour piloted in Tanzania

    17 March 2020

    The new training programme was developed to strengthen the capacities of cooperatives as part of ILO’s projects on the elimination of child labour in multiple African countries.

  6. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Hagen Henrÿ, former ILO COOP Chief and Adjunct Professor of comparative law at the University of Helsinki

    16 March 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interview reflects on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  7. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Jürgen Schwettmann, former ILO official and COOP Chief

    04 March 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interview reflects on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  8. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 2, February 2020

    28 February 2020

  9. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Djankou Ndjonkou, former ILO Specialist on Cooperative Education and Training

    26 February 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interview reflects on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  10. News

    ILO COOP and ICA Brussels teams meet to discuss elements of a joint work plan

    26 February 2020

    Key areas of collaboration identified at the meeting include the implementation of the guidelines on statistics of cooperatives, development and dissemination of ILO’s cooperative development tools, and cooperation around research and communications.