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‘2012 must be the year that the co-operative message goes viral'

Obama Blogger-in-chief Sam Graham-Felson tells ICA General Assembly that the opportunities to spread the message of co-operatives using soclai media are there for the taking.

Sam Graham-Felson, Obama’s Chief Campaigner Blogger today encouraged the global co-operative movement to embrace new technology and to use the launch of the UN’s International Year of Co-operatives to spread the word about co-operatives online.

Ban Ki-moon calls co-operatives a 'unique and invaluable presence in today’s world' in message to International Co-operative Alliance General Assembly

UN Secretary General congratulates the International Co-operative Alliance and co-operative community on sustainable business model that reduces poverty and generates jobs.

In a video message played to an audience of over two thousand delegates attending the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the ICA and its members for their contributions to the global common good.

International Co-operative Alliance launches 2012 International Year of Co-operatives

The largest ever gathering of the co-operative movement comes together in Mexico to launch 2012 as the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives

At a time when national economies are faced with high unemployment and financial instability, the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is launching the UN international year focused on a unique way of doing business—co-operative enterprise.

ICA Co-operative Leadership Forum

The official ICA Launch for the International Year will be held at the ICA General Assembly in Cancun from 14 -18 November, where the co-operative movement will map out its plans for the International Year and seek to position co-operatives amongst the global media.  We have already confirmed an exciting range of speakers.

ICA Expo 2012

ICA Expo 2012 is a unique opportunity to position your co-operative among decision makers as we provide ample opportunity to network among attendees. You will be connected with co-operative leaders, international buyers and suppliers. It’s a cost-effective way for your organisation to get international attention as well as raise awareness of the strength of the co-operative movement within the global economy. The ICA Expo 2012 is a key activity during the official closing of the International Year of Co-operatives. The trade fair unites co-ops from across the world to do business. Our attendees hail from a diverse range of sectors and share a passion for the co-operative way of business. Join us now!

Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world

Registration is now open for the Euricse-ICA International Conference “Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world” that will be held on March 15-16, 2012 in Venice, Italy. The conference commemorates the UN International Year of Cooperatives by creating a discussion forum that can promote a better understanding of the rationale, roles, potential, and impact of cooperatives. To view the programme and register please visit: conference2012.euricse.eu.

Imagine 2012

Imagine 2012 is designed to bring together the leadership of the world’s major co-operatives and leading economic thinkers from around the world.

Visions for the International Year

NCBA is streaming an important conference session at their Annual meeting and Co-operative Conference this week that you don't want to miss!

See you at ICA Expo in Manchester!

ICA Director-General Charles Gould today sent out a message to ICA members to book their stand at the ICA Expo to be held in Manchester in October 2012.

Movement launches new US$50m co-operatives in developing countries scheme

To mark the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives 2012, the worldwide co-operative movement today launched the Global Development Co-operative. This new initiative aims to support co-operative businesses in developing countries by raising US$50m to provide access to low cost loans for capital and infrastructure projects.

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