will be celebrated on July 2, 2016. The theme for this year is, “Co-operatives: The power to act for a sustainable future,” and the day will be dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals (also 'Goals' or 'SDGs'). The Goals are to achieve 3 extraordinary things: end extreme poverty, fight inequality, fix climate change - over the next 15 years. Co-operatives have a unique role to play in realizing the Goals, as they contribute to sustainable economic growth, social development and environmental responsibility. Please visit Coopsday for more information.
Engaging with the SAARC
In order to strengthen cooperative institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, ICA-AP is making efforts to engage with the regional entities such as Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Gulf Cooperating Countries (GCC) and the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC). Click hereto read more.
Travels with the President
Traveling for four days through three countries (Japan, Korea and China) with the second International Co-operative Alliance (Alliance) woman President Monique Lerouxwas one exhilarating experience. The perks of traveling with the President is that you experience not only the red carpet laid out but also the opportunity it provides to hear directly about her vision for the Alliance and from the heads of leading cooperatives about their issues, concerns and actions they would like to see taken. Click hereto read Balu Iyer, Regional Director report.
The Coop Youth Summit-2016
The event on the theme - Youth, Co-operatives and the Power of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an experiential workshop that will combine Action to experience outdoor activities such as rafting, canoeing, hiking, and cycling and Reflection to imbibe real life situation vis-a-vis co-operative values to comprehend the Co-operative model as one wherein Youth can practice economic democracy and social justice. In order to make it affordable, we are charging $150 per participant for the five day event; travel excluded. More details can be found here.
The ICA-AP Research Committee invites Paper Proposals for the 11th ICA- Asia and Pacific Conference, to be held on 15th Novvember 2016 at New Delhi, India.
The theme of the conference is "Co-operatives and Sustainable Development". Click hereto read more.
International Co-operative Alliance signs civil society partnership agreement with European Commission
Brussels March 18th, 2016 - Representatives from the International Co-operative Alliance and the European Commission signed a framework partnership agreement for a global development programme to benefit and advance the co-operative sector worldwide. Click here for more information.
Quebec International Summit Of Cooperatives
The International Summit of Cooperatives is the world's leading event for business development in the cooperative and mutual community. It offers managers, decision-makers and leaders of cooperative and mutual enterprises of all size and in all sectors, as well as anyone in the world of business, a unique venue for reflection, discussion, cooperation and training on major trends, as well as on current and future economic and financial issues. Click here to know more.