ILO's work on cooperatives in the Arab States

  1. International Day of Cooperatives

    Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International Cooperative Day 2019

    05 July 2019

    The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.

  2. News

    SADA Women’s Cooperative in Turkey selected for the Paris Peace Forum

    28 June 2019

  3. News

    Roll-out of Think.Coop and Start.Coop in the occupied Palestinian territory

    27 June 2019

  4. Project

    Land and Rights – Paths to Social and Solidarity Economy in Palestine

    09 May 2019

    The project aims at contributing to the respect of economic and social rights for the Palestinian population.

  5. News

    Strengthening institutional capacities on social and solidarity economy development in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    29 April 2019

    The ILO initiative aims to improve economic and social rights and conditions for the Palestinian population through cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE).

  6. 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.

  7. News

    My.Coop – Building capacity of cooperatives towards involving Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers in agricultural value chains

    29 November 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package was adapted to the Jordanian context and rolled out with cooperatives in northern Jordan to improve their capacities to help Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers participate in income-generating activities.

  8. News

    ILO supports the establishment of the new Palestinian cooperative agency

    23 April 2018

    The ILO has recently started working with the Palestinian Cooperative Work Agency (CWA) for its institutional development and legal enhancement.

  9. News

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package adapted and piloted in Lebanon

    15 December 2017

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package got yet another adaptation when it was adapted to the Lebanese context by the ILO Office in Beirut.

  10. COOP Champions

    Badra Alawa, ILO DWT/CO-Cairo

    23 August 2017

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.