News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    ILO COOP 100 Interview with Colombia Pérez Muñoz, Director of the Institute of Social Economy and Co-operativism, Cooperative University of Colombia

    28 October 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  2. News

    ILO COOP 100 Symposium will be held on 16-17 November 2020

    27 October 2020

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Cooperatives Unit (COOP), the ILO is bringing together policy makers, researchers and practitioners working with cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) for a two-day international symposium.

  3. News

    A joint initiative of the UNTFSSE and SOCIOECO: online archive on social and solidarity economy (SSE) laws

    27 October 2020

    In a joint initiative with the UNTFSSE, Socioeco.org, the virtual library on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) was updated with additional frameworks laws and related to SSE.

  4. News

    The ILO Participates in a session on Gender and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at the GSEF Global Virtual Forum

    27 October 2020

    Representatives from ILO COOP and ILO Pretoria participated and presented at a session on women in SSE institutions that took place on October 20 as part of the GSEF Global Virtual Forum

  5. News

    Honey and cheese cooperatives created in Cahul district in Moldova, with ILO’s support

    27 October 2020

    In Cahul district, Moldova, the public-private Local Employment Partnership (LEP) funded by the ILO and local stakeholders, supported the creation of two cooperatives processing honey and cheese.

  6. News

    UNTFSSE participates in the closing plenary session of the GSEF Global Virtual Forum

    26 October 2020

  7. News

    Training of Trainers Workshop on Think.Coop and Start.Coop conducted in Niamey, Niger

    26 October 2020

    The ILO organized a training of trainers (ToT) on Think.Coop and Start.Coop in Niamey, Niger in September for the economic empowerment of refugees and host communities through the strengthening of market-based livelihoods in fish farming and waste management value chains.

  8. News

    The UNTFSSE virtual event on “Why does SSE matter for the Agenda 2030 and the recovery post COVID-19?” was held on 21st October 2020

    23 October 2020

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    ILO COOP participates in the ICA Africa Regional Conference on 'Fostering Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area through Cooperatives’

    16 October 2020

    ILO COOP participated in the ICA Africa Regional Conference on 'Fostering Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through Cooperatives' that was held online on the 15th October, 2020 along with government officials, cooperative leaders, partners and other stakeholders.

  10. News

    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 32nd regular meeting

    16 October 2020

    The meeting brought together 40 participants including representatives of the six member, eleven observer organizations and three resource persons.