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ICA MEDIA RELEASE - International Women’s Day

MEDIA RELEASE

International Women’s Day

Four times more women senior managers in co-operative and mutual insurers than in stock sector

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Les coopératives appellent les décideurs à reconnaître les coopératives comme moteurs de croissance durable

Dans le cadre de l’établissement des Objectifs du développement durable des Nations Unies, l’Alliance coopérative internationale, la voix des coopératives à travers le monde, publie aujourd’hui son avis sur la question. Celui-ci souligne les nombreux obstacles qui subsistent pour un mouvement qui rassemble déjà un milliard de personnes.

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La cooperativas hacen un llamamiento a los encargados de la elaboración de políticas para que las reconozcan como impulsoras del desarrollo sostenible

Con el establecimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de la ONU en marcha, la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional, la voz de las cooperativas a nivel internacional, ha publicado hoy su posición sobre este asunto, en la que se subraya los numerosos obstáculos que aún existen para el movimiento, que cuenta con mil millones de personas

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Co-operatives call on international policymakers to recognize co-ops as drivers of sustainable growth

With the setting of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in motion, the International Co-operative Alliance, the global voice for co-operatives, has issued today its position on this issue that highlights the many obstacles which still exist for the billion people-strong movement.

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Rochdale Award for outstanding contributions to the 
co-operative movement awarded to The Plunkett Foundation

06 November 2013 - The International Co-operative Alliance, at its Global Congress has awarded The Plunkett Foundation the 2013 Rochdale Pioneers Award. The purpose of the Award is to recognise outstanding contributions to the global co-operative movement. The Plunkett Foundation helps rural communities through co-operation to take control of the issues affecting them. This includes helping rural communities to set up and run community-owned co-operative shops and pubs alongside a range of food and farming co-operatives. The Plunkett Foundation plays a lead role in championing rural co-operation in the UK as well as internationally.
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ICA Africa's Dr Chiyoge Sifa challenges the movement to establish an African Co-operative Bank

The Regional Director of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Africa, Dr. Chiyoge B. Sifa, has challenged African Co-operative Movements to establish an African Co-operative Bank to promote and strengthen autonomous and viable co-operatives in the continent. She said,” establishing the bank will help create an enabling financial base for member countries across Africa.”
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European Parliament recognises Cooperatives contribution to entrepreneurship action plan

The European Parliament adopted today a report on the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan presented by Austrian MEP Paul Rübig (EPP).
 
Cooperatives Europe welcomes the report adopted today, which underlines how the measures described in the EU Commission’s Action Plan should address all types of businesses, explicitly mentioning cooperative enterprises. 
 
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ICA President visits National Co-operative Union of India

Voice of 1 Billion Members of Cooperatives Need To Be Heard At Global Level; Dame Pauline Green

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