News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 11, November 2018

    30 November 2018

  4. News

    My.Coop – Building capacity of cooperatives towards involving Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers in agricultural value chains

    29 November 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package was adapted to the Jordanian context and rolled out with cooperatives in northern Jordan to improve their capacities to help Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers participate in income-generating activities.

  5. News

    Training of Trainers Workshop on Think.Coop, Start.Coop and My.Coop conducted in the Central African Republic

    29 November 2018

  6. News

    ILO’s message for the 10th ICA-AP Cooperative Forum in Tehran, Iran

    29 November 2018

    ILO has sent a message to a biennial conference aimed at discussing how cooperatives can contribute to more resilient and sustainable economy.

  7. News

    Uses of cooperatives and other SSE organizations reflected at the 2018 edition of the ITC-ILO Academy on the transition to the formal economy

    29 November 2018

  8. News

    ILO launches new tools in Bolivia to promote cooperativism

    29 November 2018

    Local authorities and specialists from social organizations in La Paz were trained on Think.Coop and Start.Coop training methodologies with a view to providing better job opportunities for rural and informal economy workers.

  9. News

    ILO’s participation in the WIEGO General Assembly

    29 November 2018

    ILO COOP participated in the seventh General Assembly of Women in Informal Economy: Globalizing Organizing (WIEGO) that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 12-14 November 2018.

  10. News

    The first roll-out of My.Coop in the Northern Province of Zambia

    28 November 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package has been translated into Bemba and rolled out for the first time in the Northern Province of Zambia.