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Today, 7 July, is the 90th International Day of Co-operatives and the 18th United Nations International Day of Co-operatives. Below is the message of the International Co-operative Alliance. The 2012 International Day of Co-operatives is a day of unusual significance, as 2012 marks the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives. In keeping with that [...]
Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operatives Alliance, looks to tomorrow’s 90th International Co-operatives Day, which sees Town Halls and co-operative businesses fly the rainbow flag around the UK and around the world. Pauline described co-operatives as a “huge and inspiring movement” in her video, above. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has also released a [...]
SERA has today launched a new pamphlet, Rio+20: Our second chance for a sustainable future?, as our contribution to the debate at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development taking place in Brazil. Contributors to the pamphlet include Shadow Secretary of State for DEFRA, Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Energy Secretary, Caroline Flint MP, and Shadow International Development [...]
To launch the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives in 2012, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown addressed the United Nations today alongside representations of the co-op movement, the ILO and Dame Pauline Green of the International Co-operative Alliance. The United Nations has declared 2012 to be the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, giving co-ops and [...]