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'Co-operatives have the potential to change the status-quo'

Philippe Cousteau tells the ICA General Assembly that the co-operative movement has solutions to the big global issues that will provide the world with hope for the future. 

The environmentalist, journalist & filmmaker Philippe Cousteau today addressed the International Co-operative Alliance General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico with a message that co-operatives hold the answer to many of the big challenges facing the world.

Dame Pauline Green to Chair UN Advisory Group for International Year of Co-operatives

Group of twenty co-operative leaders to provide guidance in achieving goals of Year.

Dame Pauline Green, president of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), is to chair the United Nations Advisory Group for the International Year of Co-operatives (IYC). The group will provide guidance, support and assistance to the Coordinating Committee in implementing the mandate and objectives of the IYC.

ICA's Coop’Art Competition launched to capture imagination of Creative Young Co-operators

The Coop’Art competition, which invites young people to express themselves co-operatively, is officially launched at the ICA’s General Assembly.

A global artistic competition designed to encourage youth to creatively express their views on co-operative principles was launched today by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) at their General Assembly.  

A camera, an instrument or a voice is all entrants will need to be able to participate in the competition.

‘Exquisite Co-operative Body’ revealed as the Official Poster for the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives

International Co-operative Alliance Director-General, Charles Gould announces winners of poster competition on the second sitting of the General Assembly.

Collage-No, a co-operative design agency based in Valencia, Spain are the winning designers of the ICA’s IYC Poster Competition and walk away with USD 3500 prize money.

‘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.

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