The International Cooperative Alliance took over as chair of the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) for a two-year period.
Dating back to 1971, COPAC brings together global public and private institutions to champion and support people-centred and self-sustaining cooperative enterprises as leaders in sustainable development.
ICA Director General, Bruno Roelants said: “The ICA looks forward to coordinating the work of COPAC in order to ensure the cooperative voice is heard in all global policy discussions.
The handover took place during a meeting on 29 January. The chairing of COPAC by the ICA comes at a moment when political innovation is needed more than ever.