Cooperative enterprises are a major force in global development, Annan says

The international cooperative movement – providing more than 100 million jobs and affecting half the world’s people through ethical and socially inclusive enterprises – is a major force in reaching the development goals that were the focus of the World Summit, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

Civil society groups launch website to spur discussion of 2005 UN World Summit

With some 170 heads of State and government expected in New York in less than a month for the United Nations 2005 World Summit, civil society groups working with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) have launched a Website to voice their views on how to strengthen the world body as it confronts the challenges of extreme poverty and global security.