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National Federation of Rural Co-operatives (Induk KUD)

Induk KUD from Indonesia became an Associate Member of the ICA on 26 October 2011.

Induk KUD was founded on 12 November 1979 and serves as the national federation of rural co-operatives in Indonesia.

Induk KUD's mission is to help the co-operative movement expand joint business relationships, ensure creation and implementation of a business climate that supports co-operative survival and development, education and training, develop co-operative business, and improve the welfare of its members and as a result the community.

Mongolia National Co-operator's Association (MNCA) from Mongolia

Mongolia National Co-operator's Association (MNCA) from Mongolia became a Member of the ICA on 31 October 2011. MNCA was founded 8 May 2008 and is the national apex organisation representing co-operatives in Mongolia. They were established to provide leadership in sustainable development of the co-operative movement.

Report from the 12th ICA-AP Research Conference

The 12th ICA-AP Research Conference was held at Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, on 11-12 November 2017. Seventy members took part from Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, South Korea, Philippines, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. The conference was opened by welcome addresses by the President of Sungkonghoe University, Vice-Mayor of Seoul City and Chairperson of iCOOP Co-operative Institute. The congratulatory address was made by Mr Balu Iyer, ICA-AP Regional Director.

Una nueva ley cooperativa podría igualar las condiciones de las cooperativas en Australia

Una serie uniforme de leyes nacionales para las cooperativas que está siendo progresivamente introducida en Australia podría ayudar a fortalecer el sector cooperativo.

La nouvelle loi nationale sur les coopératives pourrait aplanir le terrain pour celles-ci en Australie

Un ensemble uniforme de lois nationales sur les coopératives, introduites progressivement à travers l'Australie, pourraient aider à renforcer le secteur coopératif.

Interview: Mr Balasubramanian (Balu) G. Iyer, new Regional Director for the Alliance’s Asia Pacific region

The International Co-operative Alliance has appointed Balu G. Iyer as the new Regional Director for its Asia Pacific office. Mr Iyer has extensive experience in international development and will continue the Alliance’s work in the Asia-Pacific region, promoting and supporting co-operatives to achieve the 2020 vision set forward in the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade.

New Co-operative National Law could level the playing field for co-operatives in Australia

A uniform set of national laws for co-operatives that is being progressively introduced across Australia could help strengthen the co-operative sector.


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