ILO's work on cooperatives in the Arab States

  1. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    ILO COOP 100 Interview with Mounir Kleibo, Representative of the International Labour Organization in Jerusalem

    19 November 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  2. Article

    Supporting the cooperative movement in Jordan

    04 November 2020

    Steering Committee for the Jordan Cooperative Development Strategy holds meeting with ILO to discuss strategy development and way forward.

  3. Press release

    Thirty-one trainers complete My.Coop training of trainers programme on managing agricultural cooperatives in Jordan

    23 October 2020

    A virtual ceremony was held marking the end of the online training course for participants in Jordan.

  4. Event

    Technical Webinar: The role of cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations in forced displacement contexts

    With the aim of highlighting the role and contributions of cooperatives and SSEOs in forced displacement contexts, the ILO COOP Unit and the PROSPECTS programme are organizing a webinar to allow for interactive discussion between practitioners and project implementers.

  5. News

    ILO participates in a webinar on the Social economy and migrant entrepreneurship

    25 September 2020

    At the webinar organized by 3 EU-funded projects, the Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department talked about the ILO approach and initiatives related to labour migration and refugee situations including responses through SSE institutions

  6. © SEWA Cooperative Federation 2020

    International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives play an active role in tackling global crises, says ILO Director-General

    03 July 2020

    By adhering to environmental standards and promoting local production, consumer and producer cooperatives can help limit greenhouse gas emissions and sustain supply chains for essential goods and services, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, on the International Day of Cooperatives 2020.

  7. Publication

    Executive summary: Mapping responses by cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations to forced displacement

    23 March 2020

    Produced as part of a wider programme on responding to forced displacement crises, the report identifies good practices, lessons learned and potential areas of innovation by cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations working in displacement contexts.

  8. News

    Mapping responses by cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations to forced displacement

    21 March 2020

    Produced as part of a wider programme on responding to forced displacement crises, the report identifies good practices, lessons learned and potential areas of innovation by cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations working in displacement contexts.

  9. News

    A Cooperative Support Programme in the OPT is launched with support from the Italian Government

    31 January 2020

    The Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has pledged to provide support to the ILO for the creation of a cooperative system and social entrepreneurship as vehicles from inclusive and sustainable development in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt).

  10. News

    ILO COOP sends a message to the MedUp Project Peer Review Meeting in Tunis

    17 December 2019

    The message from ILO COOP Manager focused on the role of the ILO in the development of cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) and how they can contribute to the promotion of gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.