In recent times, and in the current global context, the need to foster cooperation has never been as urgent as it is today. The
In recent times, and in the current global context, the need to foster cooperation has never been as urgent as it is today. The 33rd World Cooperative Congress held in December 2021 on the theme “Deepening our Cooperative Identity”, demonstrated how the relevance of cooperatives in building a better world lies in the genuine implementation and practice of cooperatives’ universal values and principles.
Our movement initiated a consultative process aimed at exploring how well the Statement on the Cooperative Identity is known and understood and if it has stood the test of time since its adoption in 1995. As a first concrete follow-up to the Congress and looking at what is next, the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) is organising an online discussion on 13 May 2022 (14h – 16h CEST) to:
- Inform widely on the main takeaways of the 33rd World Cooperative Congress,
- Create awareness about the global consultation on the ICA Statement on the Cooperative Identity being launched now,
- Thematically bring together cooperators and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) focusing on ILO’s standard-setting role, in particular through ILO Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (n°193).
We look forward to the large participation of cooperators from all regions and sectors in both the webinar and the survey on the cooperative identity.
(Friday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET