ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. Speech

    Sustainable development is not a choice, but the only way

    06 July 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, made the speech at the celebration of the International Day of Cooperatives in Hanoi on 7 July 2018.

  2. Publication

    Advancing cooperation among women workers in the informal economy: The SEWA way

    05 July 2018

    This report aims to provide an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for cooperatives and other SSE units in empowering women workers in the informal economy, with a specific focus on SEWA’s experience. It is based on individual interviews and focus group discussions with select cooperative leaders and members and also uses select studies presenting the forty-year experience of SEWA with cooperatives.

  3. Event

    9th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

  4. News

    Advancing decent work in the rural economy through cooperatives in post-conflict Northern Province in Sri Lanka

    20 June 2018

  5. News

    ILO organizes a meeting on cooperative to cooperative trade and decent work

    20 June 2018

    ILO brings together the cooperative movement and fairer and ethical trade initiatives to promote responsible production and consumption though cooperative to cooperative trade.

  6. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Rudi Dalvai, President, World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)

    20 June 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Rudi Dalvai, President of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

  7. Meeting document

    Concept note: Meeting on enhancing cooperative trade for decent work

    18 June 2018

  8. News

    Cooperatives in the Republic of Korea: 3rd survey highlights cooperatives’ growing contribution to social and economic realms

    29 May 2018

    Earlier this year, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea (MOSF) announced the results of its third cooperatives survey. Conducted biennially since 2013, the latest edition of the survey points out the growing contributions of cooperatives to society and economy.

  9. News

    ILO facilitates a visit by Japanese Consumers’ Cooperative Union (JCCU) to an Italian social cooperative

    29 May 2018

    The visit by JCCU to Cadore Social Cooperative Society in Pieve di Cadore, Italy aimed to draw on its experience in local community development.

  10. News

    My.Coop roll-out trajectory in Myanmar

    24 May 2018

    A first training of trainers on My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative was conducted in Myanmar after the translation and adaptation of the modules to Burmese context.