Co-ops use their “global powers” to support the SDGs

Co-operatives are pledging to use their “global powers” to support the internationally-agreed Sustainable Development Goals, the president of the International Co-operative Alliance said.

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On World Day, UN hails cooperatives as drivers of sustainable future

Cooperatives are an old idea but more relevant than ever as they can be the drivers of a sustainable future, senior United Nations officials said on the International Day of Cooperatives today, urging Governments to create an enabling environment for these groups to thrive and grow.

Cooperatives can build socio-economic resilience during crises – UN officials

The International Day of Cooperatives provides an opportunity to spotlight how such enterprises can help build resilience in all socio-economic spheres in times of “global uncertainty,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday.

UN chief praises potential of cooperatives to empower communities and combat hunger

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the role that cooperatives play as catalysts of inclusive development and their capacity to empower communities by creating jobs and generating incomes.

Cooperatives central to fighting hunger, stresses UN agency

Cooperatives and producer organizations will be increasingly important in efforts to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

UN launches Year of Cooperatives with spotlight on development

The United Nations today launched the International Year of Cooperatives with the General Assembly President underlining their role as catalysts of socially-inclusive development and capacity to empower communities through jobs and income generation.

Annan urges business cooperatives to pursue mergers to succeed

Local business cooperatives will be much stronger ultimately if they develop networks with each other, pursue mergers and find new ways of attracting capital, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.