News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO COOP participates in a #CoffeePeople webinar on Occupational Safety and Health through Cooperatives

    01 December 2023

    ILO COOP unit joined the ILO’s LABADMIN/OSH Branch to talk about the relevance of cooperatives in promoting occupational safety and health in the coffee supply chain.

  2. News

    ILO offers a clinic on the cooperative model for women entrepreneurs from indigenous and local communities at WIPO training

    30 November 2023

    ILO contributed to the 2023-2024 edition of the WIPO training, mentoring and matchmaking programme on intellectual property for women entrepreneurs from indigenous peoples and local communities.

  3. News

    Engaging with platform cooperatives to build a fairer digital economy

    30 November 2023

    ILO participates and contributes to a multi-stakeholder dialogue that shed light on the platform cooperatives as a viable alternative in the platform economy and pathways towards strengthening platform cooperatives in Thailand.

  4. News

    ILO contributes to the opening session of Seminar on cooperative trade in Beijing, China

    30 November 2023

    On November 28, the ILO COOP Manager Ms Simel Esim joined the ICA Seminar and Training Course on Cooperative Trade and Development at the China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE).

  5. News

    The ILO conducts a cooperative audit training workshop in Jordan

    29 November 2023

    In the past year ILO PROSPECTS Jordan and ILO-Jerusalem has been collaborating around developing a “Cooperative Audit and Control Manual” for use in both contexts in close collaboration with the Cooperative Work Agency (CWA) in OPT and the Jordan Co-operative Corporation (JCC).

  6. News

    Raising awareness on the cooperative model among coffee farmers in Lao PDR

    28 November 2023

    Facilitators were trained on the cooperative model including its principles, values, structure, function and related legislation and policies to then train 400 coffee producers in villages of Dak Cheung district in Lao PDR.

  7. News

    ILO COOP participates in the side event on Women Social Economy Leaders at the Social Economy Conference in Spain

    21 November 2023

    The side event took place in Donostia/San Sebastian at the Social Economy Conference for Europe under the Spanish Presidency on 14 November 2023.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Ekaterina Dimitrova, Project Manager, Monnaie Léman, Geneva, Switzerland

    20 November 2023

    “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 soli-darity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Ekaterina Dimitrova, Project Manager, Monnaie Léman, Geneva, Switzerland.

  9. News

    UNTFSSE receives award for supporting Member States adopt a UNGA resolution on the SSE

    20 November 2023

    UNTFSSE Co-chair Chantal Line Carpentier from UNCTAD attended the Catalyst 2030 Awards for systemic change ceremony on Wednesday 8 November at Spencer House in London.

  10. News

    ILO highlights the relevance of ILO and UN Resolutions on the social and solidarity economy at a European Congress in San Sebastián

    14 November 2023

    ILO Assistant Director-General for Jobs and Social Protection, Mia Seppo, intervened in the high-level panel on the "Plan of Action on Social Economy and the UN Resolution on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): tools for scaling up the Social Economy", stressing the role of the social economy in promoting more inclusive growth.