News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    The ILO conducts a cooperative audit training workshop in Jordan

    29 November 2023

    In November 2023, ILO PROSPECTS Jordan and ILO-Jerusalem collaborated around developing a “Cooperative Audit and Control Manual” for use in both contexts in close collaboration with the Cooperative Work Agency (CWA) in OPT and the Jordan Co-operative Corporation (JCC).

  2. News

    Raising awareness on the cooperative model among coffee farmers in Lao PDR

    28 November 2023

    Facilitators were trained on the cooperative model including its principles, values, structure, function and related legislation and policies to then train 400 coffee producers in villages of Dak Cheung district in Lao PDR.

  3. News

    ILO COOP participates in the side event on Women Social Economy Leaders at the Social Economy Conference in Spain

    21 November 2023

    The side event took place in Donostia/San Sebastian at the Social Economy Conference for Europe under the Spanish Presidency on 14 November 2023.

  4. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Ekaterina Dimitrova, Project Manager, Monnaie Léman, Geneva, Switzerland

    20 November 2023

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and soli-darity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Ekaterina Dimi-trova, Project Manager, Monnaie Léman, Geneva, Switzerland.

  5. News

    UNTFSSE receives award for supporting Member States adopt a UNGA resolution on the SSE

    20 November 2023

    UNTFSSE Co-chair Chantal Line Carpentier from UNCTAD attended the Catalyst 2030 Awards for systemic change ceremony on Wednesday 8 November at Spencer House in London.

  6. News

    ILO highlights the relevance of ILO and UN Resolutions on the social and solidarity economy at a European Congress in San Sebastián

    14 November 2023

    ILO Assistant Director-General for Jobs and Social Protection, Mia Seppo, intervened in the high-level panel on the "Plan of Action on Social Economy and the UN Resolution on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): tools for scaling up the Social Economy", stressing the role of the social economy in promoting more inclusive growth.

  7. Article

    ILO explores transformative private sector solutions in forced displacement contexts

    13 November 2023

    Through a three-day knowledge-sharing event bringing together a wide range of partners, the ILO placed the spotlight on the importance of working closely with private sector actors in forced displacement with a collective vision for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development.

  8. News

    ILO COOP contributes to the 10th edition of Collaborate for Social Impact

    10 November 2023

    C4SI, the flagship program of Just Innovate, brings together Graduate students from diverse disciplines across Geneva to collaborate and co-create through experiential learning methods. ILO Cooperatives Unit was a challenge setter at the 2023 edition.

  9. News

    ILO COOP and UNTFSSE participate in the AIM Joint Committee meeting on the Social and Solidarity Economy

    09 November 2023

    ILO COOP and UNTFSSE took part in the AIM Joint Committee hybrid Meeting titled “Which legal frameworks for a flourishing social economy where mutuals can play their role” on Tuesday, 7 November 2023.

  10. News

    ILO COOP contributes a video message on cooperatives to the Keraleeyam festival

    03 November 2023

    The one week of celebrations included seminars, activities, exhibitions, shows and fairs took place from November 1st to November 7th at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.