News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO’s message to a conference on Italian cooperative responses toward advancing gender equality at work

    11 April 2019

    ILO has sent a video message for a conference on women in the workplace and cooperative responses to advance gender equality in Italy.

  2. News

    ILO’s participation in a public seminar on economic democracy and worker cooperatives in Ireland

    09 April 2019

    ILO participates in a dialogue with trade unions, cooperatives and academics in Ireland and the UK on the potential of worker cooperatives in advancing economic democracy and decent work in the context of the future of work.

  3. News

    Founding of SADA Women’s Cooperative Joyfully Celebrated

    05 April 2019

    The founding of SADA Women’s Cooperative under the project “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls” being implemented in Gaziantep jointly by UN Women, ILO and ASAM was celebrated with seminars and meetings with the participation of Ms. Melike Davaslı Okçu, an expert from the Ministry of Trade.

  4. News

    Significant steps taken in the establishment of a Women’s Cooperative in Gaziantep

    04 April 2019

    Capacity building training was delivered in the context of establishing a Women’s Cooperative aimed under the project “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls” being implemented in Gaziantep jointly by UN Women, ILO and ASAM.

  5. News

    A survey on the needs for a global knowledge platform on cooperatives and mutual societies in the health sector

    03 April 2019

  6. News

    Procedures Initiated to Establish SADA Women’s Cooperative

    29 March 2019

    The work was taken to a higher stage to establish a cooperative planned under the project “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls” being implemented in Gaziantep jointly by UN Women, ILO and ASAM. The application to establish the entity named “SADA Women’s Cooperative” was filed on 18 March 2019 with Gaziantep Provincial Directorate of Customs and Trade.

  7. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 3, March 2019

    29 March 2019

  8. News

    Strengthening cooperatives in Jordan to improve livelihoods and advance decent work for Jordanian workers and Syrian refugees

    28 March 2019

    Drawing on the earlier work and pilot interventions, the ILO will further strengthen cooperatives in Jordan within the framework of a new Dutch-funded project on advancing decent work for Jordanian workers and Syrian refugees in the agriculture sector.

  9. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    GSEF: Promoting the social and solidarity economy for human-centred development

    28 March 2019

    “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, ILO interviewed Ms Laurence Kwark, Secretary General of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF), an international association of local governments and civil society networks engaged in the promotion of the SSE as a means of achieving inclusive and sustainable local development. GSEF is also one of the observers of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE) that is currently chaired by the ILO.

  10. News

    Towards building a coherent strategy of cooperative development in the Andean Region

    27 March 2019

    The ILO has been engaging with cooperatives and rural producers’ organizations in the Andean Region with a view to developing a coherent strategy on cooperative development for decent work in selected countries.