News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Jeun'ess in numbers retrospective 2023

    21 February 2024

  2. News

    Communications and Event Service Provider TOR

    15 February 2024

    ILO Bangkok Office is looking to recruit a communications & event service provider to produce two videos and communication materials (i.e., flyer, social media cards, infographics) including graphic design, and take high-quality photos during the regional workshop in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-15 May 2024. To apply, please send your complete application to, copying by February 23, 2024.

  3. News

    Four Modules on the SSE are now available in Portuguese and Russian

    12 February 2024

    In 2023, ITCILO Turin developed two modules for an online open access awareness-raising package on social and solidarity economy (SSE) for the UNTFSSE. With financial support provided to the ILO by the Government of Luxembourg, these modules were made available in English, French, and Spanish.

  4. News

    ILO joins discussion on cooperative economy and cooperatives in Viet Nam

    06 February 2024

    The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam participated in the annual Cooperative Economy and Cooperatives Forum 2024, highlighting the role of cooperatives in contributing to the transition to the formal economy and expanding social protection to advance social justice and promote decent work.

  5. News

    ILO supports the transformation of the Cooperative Sector in Kenya

    01 February 2024

    Between January 22 – 31, 2024 the ILO worked with key Government departments along with the Cooperatives University of Kenya, and Cooperatives Alliance of Kenya, to finalize the drafting of the Kenya Cooperative Transformation Strategy.

  6. News

    ILO participates in the Framework Conference of the Ibero-American Network for the Promotion of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)

    31 January 2024

    This network, driven by Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and Portugal, aims to consolidate a regional group that promotes the SSE.

  7. News

    ILO joins a regional network meeting on the social and solidarity economy in Asia and the Pacific

    31 January 2024

    The regional conference showcased the landscape of social and solidarity economy actors contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals and strengthened the regional network on the social and solidarity economy in Asia-Pacific region.

  8. News

    Research workshop on Cooperatives for a Sustainable Transformation in Africa held in Kenya

    30 January 2024

    Workshop on cooperatives for a sustainable transformation in Africa takes place in Nairobi, launching a collaborative research initiative.

  9. News

    COOPERATIVE IS BEAUTIFUL: The rise of cooperatives as a tool for formalising the informal sector in Senegal

    11 January 2024

    The cooperative, in the spotlight of the Senegalese economy, is becoming an essential instrument for formalising players in the informal economy.

  10. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Matthew Epperson, Business Director, Savvy Co-op

    20 December 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 solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Matthew Epperson, Business Director, Savvy Coop, USA.