News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank. 2022

    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.

  2. COOP Champions

    Edmund Moshy

    03 August 2015

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  3. International Day of Cooperatives

    Message by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Choose cooperatives, choose equality"

    04 July 2015

  4. News

    For many domestic workers, coops hold the key to decent work

    03 July 2015

  5. Cooperatives

    When work is more than “just a job”

    02 July 2015

    As the world celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives, ILO News looks at how one cooperative in Brooklyn, New York, is offering migrants a dignified and sustainable way to make a decent living.

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    Cooperatives

    Global survey shows rising women’s participation in cooperatives

    09 March 2015

    An ILO-ICA joint survey reflects gains for women in cooperatives while pointing to the need for better recognition by governments

  7. News

    Cooperative development initiative on "Socio-economic justice for Bedouin women" in Egypt

    05 January 2015

  8. COOP Champions

    Grania Mackie, ILO Pretoria

    01 January 2015

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  9. News

    Cooperatives and Formalization – A Blog

    12 November 2014

  10. Cooperatives and Trade Unions

    Job preservation through the creation of worker cooperatives: Lessons for trade unions

    08 October 2014

    A new ILO publication presents a series of lessons learned by trade unions and cooperatives in their efforts to prevent the closing of enterprises through buyouts. It provides examples of success stories and documents the enabling conditions that led to success.