ILO's work on cooperatives in the Arab States

  1. News

    SADA Women’s Cooperative in Turkey was selected as one of the 10 projects for scaling up by the Paris Peace Forum

    28 November 2019

    The cooperative was formed by women from host and refugee communities to undertake collective income generation activities with the support of the ILO. The cooperative was selected as one of ten projects to be scaled up and mentored by the Paris Peace Forum in the coming year.

  2. 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.

  3. News

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

    28 June 2019

  4. News

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

    27 June 2019

  5. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 16

    21 June 2019

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on This brief focuses on SDG 16 – Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies.

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  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. 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.

  10. 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.