ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Consumer cooperative in the Republic of Korea

    01 November 2016

    “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. ILO met and interviewed Ms Juhee Lee, Manager of International Relations of iCOOP Korea, at the Global Social Economy Forum in Canada in September 2016. She has been working at iCOOP Korea for nine years.

  2. Project

    Cooperatives to Strengthen Youth Empowerment and Employment Readiness among Vulnerable, Marginalised and At-Risk Groups

    17 October 2016

    Young people in Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic face specific challenges in accessing the labour market. For those in employment, many are in poor quality and low-paid jobs. The project aims to build institutional capacities to deliver innovative and value-added services with a special focus on employment readiness/foundational skills empowerment, and cooperative development for marginalized and at-risk youth.

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Providing savings and loans services to teachers since 1972

    05 October 2016

    “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 with Mr Michael Koisen, Chief Executive Officer of Teachers Savings and Loan Society Limited (TISA) from Papua New Guinea, on occasion of My.Financial.Coop curriculum design workshop in Turin, Italy.

  4. News

    My.Coop training package rolled out in Mongolia

    16 June 2016

  5. Article

    National voices from the cooperative movement at the International Labour Conference 2016

    03 June 2016

  6. Article

    Global voices from the cooperative movement at the International Labour Conference 2016

    03 June 2016

  7. Publication

    Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia: A South-South and triangular cooperation perspective

    10 November 2015

    A compilation of good practices to support the ILO in developing a strategy of South-South and triangular cooperation in Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia.

  8. © Evan Schneider / UN 2019

    Cooperatives and refugees

    How workers' cooperatives can help tackle the refugee crisis

    09 November 2015

    On 8-10 November, an international conference in Turkey discussed, among other issues, ways in which cooperatives can help the growing number of refugees and migrants in today’s world. ILO News spoke with Simel Esim, head of the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit.

  9. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank. 2019

    Cooperatives

    Cooperatives moving into the care economy

    26 October 2015

    An interview with Lenore Matthew from the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED), who presented new research showing how cooperatives are increasingly providing care for the elderly, people with disabilities and children.

  10. Publication

    COOP news update

    29 May 2015

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between June and October, 2015.