ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. 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.

  2. News

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

    26 August 2019

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. News

    ApexFinCoop - Strengthening the apex organization of financial cooperatives in Nepal

    28 June 2019

    The ILO, the ITC-ILO and the FAO jointly organized a training workshop for the Nepal Federation of Savings and Credit Unions (NEFSCUN) towards promoting financial inclusion and inclusive economic development.

  7. News

    LEED+: Towards inclusive growth strategies for the conflict-affected communities in Sri Lanka

    30 May 2019

    A series of meetings and site visits were conducted to identify key future activities of the ILO's LEED+ programme.

  8. News

    ILO’s presentation at the 2nd ICA-AP Cooperative Registrars’ Forum

    25 April 2019

    The Director of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam participated in the 2nd International Co-operative Alliance – Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) Cooperative Registrars’ Forum held in Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam to present ILO’s work on statistics of cooperatives.

  9. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    GSEF: Promoting the social and solidarity economy for human-centred development

    28 March 2019

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Ms Laurence Kwark, Secretary General of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF), an international association of local governments and civil society networks engaged in the promotion of the SSE as a means of achieving inclusive and sustainable local development. GSEF is also one of the observers of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE) that is currently chaired by the ILO.

  10. Document

    Draft programme: 10th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

    20 March 2019