ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. A technical cooperation pioneer

    Working on the river of the White Lily

    24 December 2018

    During the 100 years of the ILO some extraordinary people have worked for the Organization. One of them was Peter Goullart who, during the 1950s helped develop co-operatives in several countries in Asia. He recounted his experiences in a book, ‘River of the White Lily’ published in 1965.

  2. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 3

    20 December 2018

    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 SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all

  3. News

    ILO’s message for the 10th ICA-AP Cooperative Forum in Tehran, Iran

    29 November 2018

    ILO has sent a message to a biennial conference aimed at discussing how cooperatives can contribute to more resilient and sustainable economy.

  4. News

    ILO's participation at the 3rd International Conference on Cooperatives in the Philippines

    26 November 2018

    From 15-16 November 2018, ILO Enterprise Development Specialist from ILO CO Manila participated in the 3rd International Cooperative Conference on Cooperatives (ICOOP2018) organized by the Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in Tagaytay, the Philippines.

  5. News

    Think.COOP introduced nationally for Cambodian agriculture cooperatives

    22 November 2018

    The national consultation workshop on Think.COOP was organized on the 7th and 8th of November 2018 in Phnom Penh, with participants from all of Cambodia’s 25 provinces and a municipality.

  6. Our impact, their voices

    Sri Lankan women making waves in local industry

    05 November 2018

    With determination, detergent and the support of the ILO project promoting local empowerment through economic development in Sri Lanka, a group of women-headed households have gained social and economic power.

  7. News

    Francophone African cooperative leaders exchange knowledge and experience with Japanese co-operators

    29 October 2018

    The 9th edition of the ILO/Japanese Consumers’ Cooperative Union (JCCU) African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour took place in Japan from 15-24 October 2018.

  8. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 2

    16 October 2018

    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 SDG 10 - ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture.

  9. Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives

    Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Australia

    08 October 2018

    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.

  10. News

    ILO’s message for the “Sowing the Seeds: Platform Cooperativism for Asia” Conference in Hong Kong

    28 September 2018

    ILO has sent a video message to the first conference seeking to explore ways in which cooperatives can join the digital economy in Asia.