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‘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.

ICA Press Release - IYC Poster Launch

Launch of the IYC Poster at the ICA's General Assembly meeting in Cancun, Mexico

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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.

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.

Cooperatives For Sustainable Economic And Social Change

The Conference is being held on the background of economic meltdown of 2008-09, the impact of which is still undiminished and has affected all countries, both Developed and Emerging. One of the most notable feature that has emerged during the period has been that the Co-operatives not only were not affected by economic slow down but they remained vibrant and continued to deliver a variety of services and products at competitive rates and at the same time prospered and emerged financially strong.

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