Message from Ariel Guarco, President of the International Co-operative Alliance on International Day of Co-operatives 2018 (International Co-operative Alliance)
In just five years, National Co+op Grocers’ (NCG) innovative Co+op Forest carbon-offset initiative has grown to include more than 1.7 million native trees in the Amazon rainforest.
A short history of co-operation and mutuality provides an overview of co-operative and mutual initiatives that may have led to the modern-day co-operative movement. Written by Co-operatives UK‘s secretary general, Ed Mayo, the book acknowledges the risk of choosing one place as the start of everything that followed, tracing back the roots of co-operation.
With House Republicans expected to reveal their tax plan on Wednesday, NCBA CLUSA this week released a statement urging Congress to uphold tax policy favorable to the nation’s 40,000 cooperative businesses that support families, small businesses and farmers.
On 19 September, on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, the French government on behalf of the Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy, organised an event on the topic of “Inclusive, participatory, innovative: financing for Social and Solidarity Economy at the core of the Sustainable Development Goals”. Charles Gould, director general of the International Co-operative Alliance was present and had the opportunity to convey the work done by the Alliance and its members on the issue.
Between August 9 and 11, the 68th Meeting of the Board of Directors of Cooperatives of the Americas will be held. The event includes several seminars.
FairCoin is different because, unlike other cryptocurrencies, it does not involve such mining or minting systems, which are based on competition. Transaction blocks are generated by what is defined as Co-operatively Validated Nodes (CVNs). These nodes co-operate to maintain the security of the network. This kind of issues about emerging technologies was a recurring theme at the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec.
TransfertoCoops.eu offers guidance for company owners and employees in a bid to boost the model across the EU
According to the latest CICOPA report in the world, there are 250 million cooperative jobs. If we limit it to the G20, there are 234 million, approximately 12% of the employed population. In Spain, data from the Ministry of Employment for 2015 and 2016 give an increase of 22,800 jobs in cooperatives, of which almost 80% are In cooperatives of associated work.
The United Nations initiative seeks to complement and enhance the knowledge and efforts of various organizations in these two fields.
The scheme, which will also reduce waste, will see food given to organisations in 2,500 towns and villages where the Co-op operates
NESI Forum aims to lay the foundations of a new economy which is more sustainable and social, based on values and aimed at the common good. Up to 10 new economy movements will be sharing their experiences and explaining how they are changing the world for the better with their everyday practice.
Authorities of the Regional Committee on Gender Equality of Cooperativa de las Américas attended the LXI Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
An interesting report published by the European Youth Forum highlights how co-operatives can help young people face today’s challenges.
CICOPA (The international Organization of Industrial and Service Cooperatives) has launched an online survey for young people. Let’s participate!
With the participation of Manuel Mariño, Regional Director of Cooperativas de las Américas and Arturo Piedra-Santa, Coordinator of the Development Department and Manager of the Cooperation Program with the European Union, CoopsAmericas attended the Fifth Meeting of the Political Forum on Development, held in Brussels, Belgium.
Cooperativas de las Américas hosted the evaluation and planning meeting of the global project funded by the European Union.
Representatives from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Italy and Canada met this week, under the auspices of CICOPA, to discuss the challenges of co-operative movement and trade unions in Latin America.
Cooperatives of the Americas issued a statement rejecting the model of globalization controlled by the concentrated financial capital that results in an even greater deepening of inequality and exclusion, and encouragement of xenophobic proposals, while at the same time jeopardizes world peace.
Cooperatives of the Americas has become a partner organization of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), an initiative that works to make agri-food research and innovation more effective, responsive and equitable, towards achieving Sustainable Development outcomes.
The same day as the White House Summit on Global Development, highlighting the impacts of U.S. government programs over the past eight years, President Obama officially signed the Global Food Security Act into law, bringing a whole of government approach to address food security needs around the world.
“Can fair firms survive in the market place?” is the topic of a new paper presented at the International Co-operative Research Conference in Antalya, part of Towards 2020, the biannual conference of the International Co-operative Alliance.
Federación Argentina de Cooperativas de Consumo (FACC) was founded on 3 July 1932 and thus, it is celebrating its 86 anniversary.
La Segunda Cooperativa Limitada Seguros Generales (La Segunda) was founded on 11 July 1933 and thus, it is celebrating its 85 anniversary.
Banco Popular y de Desarrollo Comunal (BPDC) was founded on 11 July 1969 and thus, it is celebrating its 49 anniversary.
Confederación Guatemalteca de Federaciones Cooperativas (CONFECOOP) was founded on 14 July 1979 and thus, it is celebrating its 39 anniversary.
Instituto Panameño Autónomo Cooperativo (IPACOOP) was founded on 21 July 1980 and thus, it is celebrating its 38 anniversary.
Central de Cooperativas e Empreendimentos Solidários do Brasil (UNISOL Brasil) was founded on 31 July 2004 and thus, it is celebrating its 14 anniversary.
Federación de Cooperativas del Paraguay Limitada (FECOPAR) was founded on 24 July 2007 and thus, it is celebrating its 11 anniversary.
Cooperatives worldwide have nearly 1,000 million members and generate 100 million jobs, 20% more than multinational companies (2012)
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