News, stories and statements on cooperatives

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    Cooperatives

    Rebuilding links: Trade unions and cooperatives get together again

    22 May 2014

    All over the world, trade unions and cooperatives are rediscovering each other and joining forces to save companies and jobs.

  2. Rural development

    "Money finds us!" - Enriching the vegetable harvest in Timor-Leste

    28 February 2014

    How an ILO supported project helped a local community to improve their farming practices, develop their market access, create jobs and support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

  3. Cooperative: strong in times of crisis

    Message from Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on International Cooperative Day 2013

    06 July 2013

  4. COOP Champions

    Cebisile Nyambe

    01 July 2013

    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.

  5. COOP Champions

    Rawand Al-Madmouj

    17 June 2013

    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.

  6. COOP Champions

    Mohamed Farzan, training facilitator LED tools and trainer, My.COOP

    03 June 2013

    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.

  7. COOP Champions

    Rodrigo Mogrovejo, senior specialist at the ILO Office for the Andean countries

    01 June 2013

    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.

  8. Banking crisis

    Financial cooperatives: A safe bet in a crisis

    12 April 2013

    A new ILO book says that financial cooperatives fared better than the big investor-owned banks during the economic crisis.

  9. Cooperatives

    Egypt’s farmers: Sowing the seeds of an agricultural revolution

    07 February 2013

    Agriculture will be critical to future economic growth in Egypt, says the ILO – but only if the laws on farmers’ co-ops are reformed.

  10. Safety at work

    Turning computer junk into jobs

    18 January 2013

    Vast amounts of electrical and electronic waste end up in developing countries where the recycling methods are often hazardous. Integrating informal e-waste operations into the formal sector can help make the process safer, according to an ILO study titled "The global impact of e-waste".