News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Participants’ reflections on the 9th ILO-JCCU African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour

    21 February 2019

    Since 2010, the ILO, through the Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and its Office for Tokyo, and the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) have co-organized African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tours in Japan to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experiences and explore possible cooperation between African and Japanese cooperatives.

  2. News

    Theme of 2019 International Day of Cooperatives is cooperatives for decent work

    08 February 2019

  3. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 1, January 2019

    31 January 2019

  4. News

    ILO and ITC-ILO engagement on cooperative and social and solidarity economy development in 2019

    31 January 2019

    The key areas of collaboration in 2019 include development and dissemination of new training tools on cooperatives and a series of ILO Academies on SSE and the future of work.

  5. News

    Three editions of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) forthcoming in 2019

    17 January 2019

  6. COOP Champions

    Charles Bodwell, Enterprise Development Specialist at ILO DWT Bangkok

    11 January 2019

    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.

  7. A technical cooperation pioneer

    Working on the river of the White Lily

    24 December 2018

    During the 100 years of the ILO some extraordinary people have worked for the Organization. One of them was Peter Goullart who, during the 1950s helped develop co-operatives in several countries in Asia. He recounted his experiences in a book, ‘River of the White Lily’ published in 1965.

  8. Call for expressions of interest

    Identifying the building blocks for the establishment of a global platform on co-operatives advancing public health services

    21 December 2018

    The Association de Soutien aux Centres de Recherches, d’Enseignements et de Soins (ASCRES), with the collaboration of the International Health Cooperative Organization (IHCO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are launching a call for expressions of interest to: “Identify the building blocks for the establishment of a global platform for co-operatives for health. For details please see the document below.

  9. Call for proposals

    Consultancy for the drafting of a Green Paper on social economy

    10 December 2018

    The International Labour Organization and the Economic Development Department of the Republic of South Africa are looking for a consultant to prepare a Green Paper on the social economy in South Africa. For details please see the document below.

  10. News

    Training of trainers workshop on cooperative development conducted towards promoting a sustainable vanilla sector in Madagascar

    07 December 2018

    Eight trainers were trained on ILO’s tools and methodologies on cooperative development with a view to tapping into the potential of cooperatives to promote decent work in the vanilla value chain.