ILO's work on cooperatives in the Arab States

  1. © Evan Schneider / UN 2020

    Cooperatives and refugees

    How workers' cooperatives can help tackle the refugee crisis

    09 November 2015

    On 8-10 November, an international conference in Turkey discussed, among other issues, ways in which cooperatives can help the growing number of refugees and migrants in today’s world. ILO News spoke with Simel Esim, head of the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit.

  2. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank. 2020


    Cooperatives moving into the care economy

    26 October 2015

    An interview with Lenore Matthew from the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED), who presented new research showing how cooperatives are increasingly providing care for the elderly, people with disabilities and children.

  3. Publication

    COOP news update

    29 May 2015

    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 June and October, 2015.

  4. Publication

    Findings of the Assessment of Agricultural Cooperatives in West Bank: Challenges and Opportunities

    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.

  5. COOP Champions

    Rawand Al-Madmouj

    17 June 2013

    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.

  6. Publication

    Social and Solidarity Economy: An opportunity to enhance youth employment

    08 April 2013

    Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, 8-12 April 2013, Agadir, Morocco