News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Training of trainers workshop on cooperative development tools in the DRC.

    25 January 2023

    A training of trainers on ILO cooperative development tools was held in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 12 to 23 December 2022.

  2. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    21 December 2022

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy by the ILO and partners.

  3. News

    ILO PROSPECTS undertakes training workshop for agricultural cooperatives in Lebanon

    20 December 2022

    Under PROSPECTS Lebanon, the ILO organized a 4-day training in Beirut, Lebanon on 5-8 December 2022. The aim of the training was to support selected agricultural cooperatives in Beqaa, Akkar and North-Lebanon, and help them overcome challenges imposed by Lebanon’s on-going financial and economic crises.

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    ILO holds kick-off briefing session for the project on the social and solidarity economy in Kyrgyzstan

    20 December 2022

    The briefing session was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to introduce the Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia project to the ILO Constituents and social and solidarity economy (SSE) partners. The participants in the session included representatives from related government ministries, workers’ organizations, SSE institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.

  5. News

    ILO participates and presents its approach to advancing cooperative engagement in supply chains in an ICETT online seminar

    20 December 2022

    The online seminar on the role of cooperatives in repairing and restructuring global value chains took place on December 13th with the participation of the ILO, ITC and cooperative representatives from around the world.

  6. News

    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 41st regular meeting

    20 December 2022

    The 41st UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 07 December 2022. It brought together around 50 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD), eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS) and two resource persons.

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    ILO co-organizes a session on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals through the social and solidarity economy in Asia

    16 December 2022

    The ILO co-organized and participated in a session on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals through the social and solidarity economy (SSE) with UN ESCAP and Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC). The session took place on December 14, 2022 as part of UN ESCAP’s Business Innovation for the SDGs Forum.

  8. News

    Training of trainers in Cameroon on ILO tools relating to the development of cooperatives

    14 December 2022

    A training of trainers on the ILO tools, Think.COOP, Start.COOP and My.COOP, was held in Bertoua, in the Eastern Region of Cameroon from 14 to 24 November 2022.

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    ILO co-hosts the “Decent Work and the Social and Solidarity Economy” Seminar, a pre-event of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID)

    14 December 2022

    The SSE Research Group of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), Solidaridad Japan, and ILO Office for Japan, held an event titled the "Decent Work and the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE)" on 2 December 2022. About 100 academics, co-operators, government officials and trade unionists attended the event at the JTUC-RENGO Hall, prior to the Japan Society for International Development (JASID) 33rd National Conference, which provided English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation, remotely as well as in person.

  10. News

    Strengthening cooperatives to address decent work deficits amongst host communities and refugees

    04 December 2022

    Under the PROSPECTS programme in Kenya, a 10-day training for 24 trainers was organized with the aim of increasing their capacity to work with cooperatives by using ILO cooperatives establishment and management tools.