News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    The cooperative statistics component of the ILO project on Strengthening SSE Knowledge Base in Asia was featured at the third Social Economy Fair in Korea

    29 July 2021

    The ILO presentation at the third Social Economy Fair, held in Gwangju from July 2 to July 4, focused on statistics of cooperatives component of the second phase of the project on Strengthening SSE Policy in Asia.

  2. News

    ILO COOP holds kick-off meeting with SNUAC to strengthen Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) policy in Asia

    28 July 2021

    ILO officials held a kick-off meeting with Seoul National University Asia Center (SNUAC) team to discuss the implementation plan for the second phase of the project on Strengthening SSE Policy in Asia.

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Antony McMullen, Cooperative Development Expert

    27 July 2021

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Antony McMullen, Cooperative Development Expert.

  4. News

    The ILO and the UNTFSSE participated in a side event on overcoming inequalities through social and solidarity economy

    15 July 2021

    The official side event to the UN High Level Political Forum took place on-line on July 8, 2021 focusing on examples from the social and solidarity economy in overcoming the growing inequalities during COVID19.

  5. News

    Jordan launches national strategy for the cooperative movement, with ILO support

    03 July 2021

    The strategy, launched under the patronage of the Prime Minister, aims to build a prosperous, autonomous, inclusive and self-reliant cooperative movement in Jordan.

  6. International Day of Cooperatives

    Statement by the ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy for the International Day of Cooperatives - 3 July 2021

    03 July 2021

    Around the pandemic cooperatives, and other social and solidarity economy institutions have stepped up to support their members and communities across sectors and regions. In moving forward beyond the pandemic, it will be important that cooperatives are also recognized as economic actors that need to benefit from the financial relief packages. Moreover, they need to be considered as critical partners for the longer term in building more resilient communities and strengthening local economies.

  7. News

    ILO’s new training package on “The role of cooperatives in eliminating Child Labour” is now available

    01 July 2021

  8. News

    Validation workshops underway for study on trade union and cooperative partnerships in the informal economy

    01 July 2021

    A series of validation workshops are underway for the assessment on ‘Organizing workers in the informal economy of selected African and Latin American countries: The potential of trade union and cooperative partnerships’.

  9. News

    ILO COOP participates in a webinar on women’s collective entrepreneurship

    01 July 2021

    The webinar, organized by SEWA, IMAGO Global Grassroots and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations focused on women’s collective enterprises and building an enterprises support system.

  10. News

    The International Cooperative Alliance and the ILO organize a webinar to mark the World Day against Child Labour

    30 June 2021

    The awareness raising training package on “The role of cooperatives in eliminating Child Labour” was also launched during the webinar on June 9, 2021.