ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. News

    African cooperative leaders share their observations on the 10th ILO-JCCU Study Tour

    30 October 2019

    African cooperative leaders visited Japanese cooperatives and exchanged knowledge and practices in improving members’ livelihoods and addressing various development challenges in the changing world of work.

  2. Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives

    Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Nepal

    24 October 2019

    Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives is a series produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) as part of a larger initiative to increase understanding of the ways in which countries around the world are producing and using statistics on cooperatives. Currently reliable and comparable statistics on cooperatives are missing in most countries of the world. These statistics are essential to measure the impact of cooperatives on their members and the economy as a whole.

  3. News

    Cooperatives support recovery efforts from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

    22 October 2019

    Cooperatives are supporting the efforts to recover from Typhoon Hagibis that caused tremendous damage in central and northern Japan.

  4. News

    ILO’s message for the Platform Cooperativism Symposium in Tokyo

    30 September 2019

    ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager sent a video message to the Platform Cooperativism Symposium organized by the Japan Co-operative Alliance in Tokyo.

  5. News

    ILO’s message for the 14th National Festival of “Superior Cooperatives” in Iran

    01 September 2019

    ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager sent a video message to the 14th National Festival of “Superior Cooperatives” organized by the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare in Tehran, Iran.

  6. News

    National consultation workshop on Start.Coop in Cambodia

    30 August 2019

    A national consultation workshop on ILO’s Start.Coop training tool was organized with over 64 officials from the government and civil society organizations that support the development of agricultural cooperatives.

  7. News

    ILO participates in SEWA Workshop on Development of Grassroots Women’s Cooperatives in Ahmedabad

    26 August 2019

  8. Cooperatives and the World of Work Series No. 12

    Waste pickers’ cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations

    20 August 2019

    Waste pickers make significant contributions to public health, sanitation, and the environment by promoting resource circulation and reducing the amount of landfill. However, they are often not legally recognized as workers and suffer from poor working conditions and lack of social protection. This brief highlights the role of waste pickers' cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs) in integrating and formalizing the work of waste pickers in the recycling value chain and improving their working conditions.

  9. Project

    Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia

    09 August 2019

    The project aims to contribute to the development of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy in Asia and the Pacific region.

  10. 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.