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About the earthquake in Mexico and the hurricanes in the Caribbean

About the earthquake in Mexico and the hurricanes in the Caribbean

Co-operatives of the Americas, through its Regional Director, has sent a communication to all members of the International Cooperative Alliance in the Americas regarding the succession of natural catastrophes that has severely hit several countries in the regionduring the last days.

Top American cooperatives will meet in Chile

Top American cooperatives will meet in Chile

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.

Report shows contribution of coops to Sustainable Development Goals

Report shows contribution of coops to Sustainable Development Goals

An ICA report shows pledges from the movement on areas such as eradicating poverty, improving gender equality and tackling hunger.

FairCoin activates the world’s first ‘co-operative’ blockchain

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.

Cooperatives ensure no one is left behind

Cooperatives ensure no one is left behind (COPAC)

New website created to raise awareness of employee ownership as a business option

TransfertoCoops.eu offers guidance for company owners and employees in a bid to boost the model across the EU

Message from the President: International Day of Co-operatives

Message from the President: International Day of Co-operatives (ica.coop)

Spain:Cooperatives have created 22,000 jobs between 2015 and 2016

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.

A KNOWLEDGE HUB on Social Economy and Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations initiative seeks to complement and enhance the knowledge and efforts of various organizations in these two fields.

UK: Co-op Group to redistribute 20 million meals to good causes

The scheme, which will also reduce waste, will see food given to organisations in 2,500 towns and villages where the Co-op operates

Málaga, in Spain, becomes the capital of new economy this spring

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.

Challenges for cooperativism: United Nations discusses women’s empowerment

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.

Can co-ops help young people fight social exclusion?

An interesting report published by the European Youth Forum highlights how co-operatives can help young people face today’s challenges.

Global Survey on youth cooperative entrepreneurship: ANSWER BEFORE 26 MAY!!

CICOPA (The international Organization of Industrial and Service Cooperatives) has launched an online survey for young people. Let’s participate!

Cooperatives of the Americas present at the Political Forum on Development

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.

“Coops for Development” held a meeting in Costa Rica

Cooperativas de las Américas hosted the evaluation and planning meeting of the global project funded by the European Union.

International meeting gathered Unions to discuss co-operativism and trade unionism in Latin America

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.

No walls, nor exclusions, nor financial globalization

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.

Co-operatives of the Americas joins global forum on agricultural innovation

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.

NCBA CLUSA programs represented at White House Summit on Global Development as President Obama signs Global Food Security Act

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?

“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.

Be proud of your co-operative identity. Tell your members, customers and community that you are Proud to be a co-operative, get the ethical badge that’s just for co-ops. Apply for FREE at www.identity.coop.

Be proud of your co-operative identity. Tell your members, customers and community that you are Proud to be a co-operative, get the ethical badge that’s just for co-ops. Apply for FREE at www.identity.coop. (domains.coop)

Cooperative Decade
Documento de la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional

The Capital Conundrum for Co-operatives

Guidance Notes to the Co-operative Principles

Survey of Co-operative Capital

Co-operative Governance Fit to Build Resilience in the Face of Complexity

Co-operatives and Sustainability: An investigation into the relationship

Co-operative Growth for the 21st Century

Cooperatives and Employment: a global report

UN Global Compact

Our members anniversary

Co-operatives of the Americas sends its warmest greeting to its member organizations who are celebrating their anniversaries in September 2017.

National Union of Co-operative Societies Ltd. (NUCS) was founded on 30 September 1959 and thus, it is celebrating its 58 anniversary.

Central Nacional das Cooperativas Odontológicas (Uniodonto do Brasil) was founded on 18 September 1972 and thus, it is celebrating its 45 anniversary.

Cooperativa de Servicios Especiales Educoop (EDUCOOP) was founded on 13 September 1973 and thus, it is celebrating its 44 anniversary.

Cooperativa Universitaria Limitada (CU) was founded on 23 September 1973 and thus, it is celebrating its 44 anniversary.

Cooperativa Multiactiva Fernando de la Mora Ltda. (COOFEDELMO) was founded on 8 September 1990 and thus, it is celebrating its 27 anniversary.

TIP Friendly Society (TIP) was founded on 1ro September 1997 and thus, it is celebrating its 20 anniversary.

Fundación Dominicana para el Desarrollo Social y Cooperativo (FUNDESCOOP) was founded on 6 September 2007 and thus, it is celebrating its 10 anniversary.

Successful cooperative stories

Cooperativa Los Pinos - ACOPALP (El Salvador)

An illustrative example of how a cooperative initially dedicated to coffee production can become a true agent of local development, building houses, schools, health centers, water and electricity facilities and community amenities. Subtitled in English

Facts & figures

Cooperatives worldwide have nearly 1,000 million members and generate 100 million jobs, 20% more than multinational companies (2012)

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