ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. Article

    African cooperative leaders share their observations on the 2017 ILO/JCCU study tour in Japan

    28 September 2017

    The 8th edition of the ILO/Japanese Consumers' Cooperative Union (JCCU) Study Tour for African Cooperative Leaders took place in Japan from 29 August to 6 September 2017 with participants from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Swaziland and representatives from ICA Africa and ILO COOP Unit. ILO COOP interviewed the participants on their observations of the study tour and the next steps they would like to take in applying these observations. The managers of ILO-Tokyo, ILO COOP and JCCU also share their reflections on the study tour.

  2. News

    Improving livelihoods through cooperatives - ILO LEED project in Northern Sri Lanka

    27 September 2017

  3. News

    Emerging cooperative responses to gig economy in Asia

    27 September 2017

  4. News

    African cooperative leaders explore the diverse businesses of Japanese cooperatives

    21 September 2017

    From 29 August to 6 September, The 8th ILO/JCCU study tour was organized in Tokyo and Shizuoka, Japan. This year four participants from Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Swaziland and representatives of ICA Africa and ILO COOP Unit joined the tour to explore the Japanese cooperatives’ activities across a range of sectors.

  5. News

    ILO pilots an orientation tool on cooperation in Cambodia

    19 September 2017

  6. Presentation

    Cooperatives and the SDGs - Presentation at JJC/ILO-Tokyo public seminar

    13 September 2017

    On 7 September 2017, the ILO COOP participated in a public seminar: "Cooperative Activities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" co-organized by ILO and Japan Joint Committee of Co-operatives (JJC) in Tokyo, Japan and presented on the institution's ongoing work on cooperatives and roles of cooperatives in achieving SDGs.

  7. Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives

    Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: The Philippines

    17 August 2017

    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.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    SEWA Cooperative Federation in India: Towards self-reliance

    16 August 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Mirai Chatterjee, Chairperson of the SEWA Cooperative Federation and Director of the SEWA Social Security Team, who has been working at SEWA for 33 years.

  9. News

    ILO SSE Academy in Seoul concluded successfully

    10 July 2017

    The 8th edition of the ILO SSE Academy took place in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from 26 to 30 June. Over 150 participants from more than 30 countries exchanged their experiences, best practices and challenges under the theme “Innovative ecosystems for SSE public policies: A contribution to the future of work”.

  10. International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies

    01 July 2017

    "Let us draw on the strengths of cooperatives as we pool efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and make sure that no one is left behind," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.