12 November 2014
Cooperatives and 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.
International Summit of Cooperatives, Quebec City
ILO: "Cooperatives can and must play a significant role as value driven enterprises expanding into new and innovative areas"
07 October 2014
Keynote address by Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director General for Policy, at the International Summit of Cooperatives Session on Cooperatives and Employment.
Coops as employers
15 September 2014
From grain handlers to credit unions, cooperative enterprises as employers are assuming a leading role among social partnerships.
09 September 2014
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.
02 September 2014
On the occasion of the International Symposium “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa” in Berlin, ILO Cooperative Unit (COOP) Chief Simel Esim explains why cooperatives are vital to reaching the goals of the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda.
14 July 2014
The coop economy, worth around US$2.5 trillion, plays its part in helping to eliminate child labour – a problem that, although in decline, still affects 168 million children worldwide.
International Day of Cooperatives
05 July 2014
10 June 2014
10 June 2014
Street vendors were among the groups of workers in the informal economy who were well represented in the ILC. ILO COOP talked to Mr. Arbind Singh, the National Coordinator of The National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI).