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Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all

This year, International Co-operative Day, to be celebrated on 5 July, will have the theme of “Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all.” Concern for the community is one of the co-operative movement’s founding values and, as such, the need to sustainably safeguard favourable living conditions for communities underpins all co-operatives’ operations and vision. 

Cooperatives Europe round-up

Cooperatives Europe has released its co-operative manifesto in advance of the European Parliament elections to be held between 22-25 May.

This document is the result of an extensive consultation process by the members of Cooperatives Europe.

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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Co-operative Enterprise Law

Co-operative enterprise law is only rarely part of teaching curricula, even if around one billion members around the world are involved in this special form of enterprise with an economic and social impact to match. The repeated crisis resilience of co-operatives and the growing awareness that sustainable development issues must also be addressed by and through enterprises brings this shortcoming to light.

Sustainable Development Goals: Position Paper

Sustainable Development is at the very core of co-operative enterprises. This is a model of business based on ethical values and principles whose goal is to provide for the needs and aspirations of their members.

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International Handbook of Co-operative Law looks at co-operative legislation across the world

A new International Handbook of Co-operative Law aims to provide guidelines as to how the seven co-operative principles can be translated into legislation.

International Co-operative Day 2014 theme announced

This year, International Co-operative Day, to be celebrated on 5 July, will have the theme of “Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all.” Concern for the community is one of the co-operative movement’s founding values and, as such, the need to sustainably safeguard favourable living conditions for communities underpins all co-operatives’ operations and vision.

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