New Publication on Co-operatives and Gender Equality

The International Labour Organization published a first brief about co-operatives and the world of work. This publication offers basic information about the gender equality in the workplace, fundamental information on co-operatives, and the co-operative advantage when it comes to gender equality in the workplace.

To access the document, follow this link.

To obtain a hard copy, contact coop@ilo.org.

New Publication on Domestic Workers Cooperatives

The International Labour Organization published its second brief about co-operatives and the world of work. This publication offers basic information about the domestic worker profession around the world, fundamental information on co-operatives, and the co-operative advantage when it comes to domestic workers organizations.

To access the document, follow this link.

To obtain a hard copy, contact coop@ilo.org.

New ILO report highlights the main advantages of energy co-operatives

A new report published by the International Labour Organization’s Enterprise Department presents a collection of case studies on co-operatives in energy production, distribution and consumption, showing their contribution to the on-going search for ways in which the goal of Sustainable Energy for All.

According to the United Nations, 22 per cent of the world’s population do not have access to modern energy services. The report highlights the main advantages of energy co-operatives, such as low cost goals, good value for money, inspiring people, foster renewable energy and providing reliable services.

(From the International Co-operative Alliance)

International survey on co-op sustainability practices

*Link to survey at the below*

In order to bring in cooperative voices into the process of the post-2015 development agenda, the International Labour Organization’s Co-operatives Unit, in collaboration with the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and other partners has launched an initiative on the contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development.

As part of this initiative a background study is being drafted to be presented in policy roundtables, conferences and seminars in 2013-14. The study will be informed by a survey and in-depth interviews with representatives of the cooperative movement from around the world to gather information on how cooperatives have contributed to Sustainable Development and their potential to contribute to the achievement of the proposed Universal Goals.

We are writing to ask you to take a moment to fill the survey on cooperatives and post- 2015 sustainable development framework. The survey is intended to have cooperative voices heard by world leaders during the ongoing discussions around the issue. By providing your inputs you will contribute to communicating the critical role cooperatives play in achieving sustainable development goals.

The deadline for the survey is October 15, 2013. Please feel free to disseminate this message among your networks.

Thank you,
Cooperatives Unit
International Labour Organization

www.ilo.org/coop

To visit the website of ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and to find out more about the initiative, please go to:

 http://www.ilo.org/empent/Publications/WCMS_221753/lang–en/index.htm

 

To take the survey, please go to:

 English
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ilo-coop-english

Français 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ilo-coop-french

Español
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ilo-coop-spanish

-Simel Esim, International Labour Organization