ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Meeting document

    Concept note: Meeting on enhancing cooperative trade for decent work

    18 June 2018

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. News

    International conference on cooperatives explores key issues facing workers and enterprises in the changing world of work

    07 May 2018

    The ILO jointly organized the International Conference on Cooperatives in the Changing World of Work (CCWW) from April 29 to May 1, 2018 in Kozhikode, Kerala.

  8. A cooperative 2030 series

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 8

    27 April 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 8 – promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

  9. News

    ILO calls for decent job creation at 2nd Cooperative Congress in Nepal

    26 April 2018

    Nepal hosted a jamboree of cooperative leaders in Kathmandu from 4-5 April 2018, underlying the role of cooperatives to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  10. Publication

    Cooperatives meeting informal economy workers' child care needs - A Joint ILO and WIEGO Initiative

    25 April 2018

    Cooperatives set up and run by workers in the informal economy are among the solutions in meeting women workers’ care needs, while also helping protect their labour rights. This report complements the ILO's previous studies with cases from Brazil, India, and Guatemala on how informal economy workers’ organizations can mobilize through cooperatives to provide child care services to their members. The case studies highlight diverse forms of child care provision and outline the varied partnerships needed to implement and sustain child care services for informal economy workers.