ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 10

    09 August 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 - reducing inequality within and among countries.

  2. News

    Cooperatives can play key role in future of work

    17 July 2018

    The potential of cooperatives to play a positive role in shaping the future of work was discussed at a national conference in the Republic of Korea.

  3. News

    ILO participates in an observance of the International Day of Cooperatives at the United Nations, New York

    09 July 2018

    The Director ILO Office for the UN Director presented the relevance of cooperatives in promoting decent work and sustainable development at an observance of the 2018 International Day of Cooperatives held at UN Headquarters in New York.

  4. News

    ILO participates in an international forum on cooperative development in the Pacific Islands

    09 July 2018

    The Director of the ILO Office for Pacific Islands presented the work of the ILO on cooperatives to promote decent work at an international forum on cooperative development in the Pacific region.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Event

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

  8. News

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

    20 June 2018

  9. 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.

  10. 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).