15 July 2014
This policy brief presents concrete strategies to improve the challenging situation that workers face in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) by exploring the full potential of agricultural cooperative enterprises in the West Bank.
Cooperative movement engagement in sustainable development and the post-2015 process: Survey findings
27 June 2014
In order to bring cooperative voices into the discussion around the post-2015 development agenda, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) have launched an initiative on the contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development. This brief reports on the results of an online survey that investigated the current and potential contributions of cooperatives to sustainable development.
19 May 2014
This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between January and March, 2014.
24 April 2014
The report categorizes interventions in three levels – macro, meso and micro levels. At the macro-level, on interventions aiming at policy making, knowledge sharing and advocacy; at meso level, where most of the ILO interventions during 2012/13 financial year were concentrated, on a number of institutional strengthening and individual capacity building interventions. ILO’s contribution in the UNDAP has also focused on direct action with beneficiaries. At micro-level interventions the report covers voices from the beneficiaries themselves as they describe the result of such direct actions.
Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Contribution to the Post-2015 Development Debate. A policy brief
08 April 2014
This brief summarizes the main findings of a forthcoming report of the same title, by Frederick O. Wanyama of Maseno University in Kenya, prepared as part of ILO’s contribution to the initiative on the contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development.
01 April 2014
Last May, ACTRAV and the ILO cooperative branch held a seminar on the topic of relations between trade unions and worker cooperatives. The goal was to re-examine the relationship between the two movements by taking stock of recent initiatives around the world. To be sure, the relationship between trade unions and cooperatives is as long as the history of trade unions. In fact, it is fair to say that the first associations of workers that emerged in Europe looked more like cooperatives than trade unions.
20 December 2013
This publication is a collection of case studies on cooperatives in energy production, distribution and consumption as a contribution to the on-going search for ways in which the goal of sustainable Energy for All can be turned into a reality.
19 September 2013
Cooperative enterprises have improved the lives of women and men migrant workers and their families for decades. Migrants find income and jobs, access affordable goods and services and find empowerment through cooperative enterprises, participating in the cooperative movement. Moreover, cooperative enterprises are facilitating economic, social and cultural integration or re-integration of migrant workers in both destination and home countries.
08 April 2013
Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, 8-12 April 2013, Agadir, Morocco
20 March 2013
This report reviews the performance of financial cooperatives, looking in particular at the aftermath of the 2007-2008 crisis and the continuing long austerity period. It explains why financial cooperatives have proven to be more resilient pointing to the specificities of the cooperative model of enterprise.