UCB: WOCCU brainstorms emerging trends in Singapore

The World Credit Union Conference concluded in Singapore on Wednesday, where over 1,400 delegates from 58 countries attended the opening ceremony on 15 July, reports Anca Voinea in Cooperative News. None of the co-op organizations participated in this global event from India. NAFCUB-the apex body of urban cooperative banks and credit co-operatives in the country […]

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Co-ops can make New Zealand world’s most sustainable nation

By Anca Voinea Co-ops in New Zealand have been showing how they run successful businesses while promoting sustainability to mark the International Day of Co-operatives. The theme of the day, held on 7 July, was sustainable societies through co-operation, in line with the UN’s sustainable development agenda. Craig Presland, chief executive of Co-operative Business New […]

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Co-op employs 10 % of global labour : ICA

On International Workers’ Day (1 May), the International Cooperative Alliance is celebrating the commitment of cooperators to creating sustainable jobs and formal work, lowering income inequality, and showing their capacity to be a large laboratory experimenting with innovative and sustainable forms of work. The International Cooperative Alliance serves and represents over 3 million cooperatives and over 1.2 billion cooperative members […]

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Co-operative College launches Co-op Development course

By Anca Voinea The Co-operative College is launching a new training course on international co-operative development. The course, which starts on 10 May, will consist of two webinars and a day school to show how co-ops can empower communities around the world. It will build on the College’s 15-year experience of co-operative development training, which has […]

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Advancing Women CEOs in Co-ops: ICA’s workshop in China

International Cooperative Alliance A-P in collaboration with China’s ACFSMC is organizing a two day workshop on the theme of “Advancing Women CEOs in Co-operatives” in China. Ms. Wang Xia, President, All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives will welcome the participants today. The keynote address would be given by Mrs. Alexandra WILSON, ICA Global Board […]

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New ICA guides on sustainability reporting and promoting co-ops

By Rebecca Harvey The International Co-operative Alliance has published two new guides for co-ops, on reporting on co-operative sustainability and advocating for co-ops. Created in partnership with think tank Mutuo, the Global Policy and Advocacy Guide is designed for the Alliance and its members to strengthen their advocacy efforts. Drawing together case studies of good […]

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ICA AP holds co-op conference in Colombo

Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and commerce Mr Abdu Rishad Bathiudeen addressed the opening session of Asia Pacific Cooperative Development conference kicked off on Monday in Colombo. There are many co-organizers of the event such as ICA A-P, ICA EU, and National Co-operative Council-apex co-op body of Sri Lanka, among others. The theme of the conference is […]

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ICA unveils theme for 2018 in New York

ICA’s theme of 2018 “sustainable consumption and production of goods and services” was unveiled in the presence of its President Ariel Guarco in New York recently. The theme gives an opportunity for co-operatives to show how they run successful businesses while respecting natural environment and resources it offers, claims a press release from ICA.  It […]

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Bruno Roelants is the new ICA’s DG

Ending a long hunt to find a suitable candidate, the International Co-operative Alliance Board appointed Bruno Roelants as the new Director-General on Thursday. Roelants who succeeds Charles Gould will begin his new role in the coming weeks, reads a press release mailed by Leire Luengo, Director of Communications, ICA. An old hand at ICA, Roelants currently […]

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Nepal: Indian educated Malla joins ICA Board

Nepal’s Parliamentarian and Vice-Chairperson of National Cooperative Federation (NCF) of Nepal Om Devi Malla has annexed a seat on the board of International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). It is a turn up for the books. Om Devi got 401 out of total 697 votes in the election of International Cooperative Alliance held during its General Assembly […]

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ICA: IFFCO makes history with Aditya’s win

IFFCO made history at the global level when its candidate for the International Cooperative Alliance Board was declared elected with the highest number of votes. Aditya Yadav polled 627 out of total votes of 696- a feat achieved by none so far. He has won a second time consecutively. “This is no ordinary thing as […]

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Argentinean Guarco is new ICA President

Even as the victory of Aditya Yadav-an IFFCO candidate to the ICA global board looks like a near certainty, Ariel Guarco from Argentina was declared elected unopposed as the new Chairman of the global apex body of cooperatives replacing Monique Leroux. As Yogeshwar Krishna from Fiji withdrew his candidature at the eleventh hour, Guarco was […]

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Gala dinner marks cooperative bonhomie

More than 1,800 delegates from around the world were welcomed by YBhg. Dato’ Abdul Fattah Abdullah, President of Malaysian sector body ANGKASA, during a gala dinner during the Global Conference and General Assembly of the International Co-operative Alliance which is under way in Malaysia currently. Speaking at the gala dinner, YB Dato’ Seri Hamzah B. […]

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Malaysian Coop Minister inaugurates ICA Conference

Inaugurating the Global Conference of ICA on Tuesday Malaysian Cooperative Minister Hamzah Bin Zainudin warmly welcomed the guests saying Malaysia felt honored that it was hosting the 2017 edition of the Global Conference and General Assembly of the International Co-operative Alliance. Hundreds of Co-operators and delegates have arrived from all parts of the world representing […]

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