To celebrate the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives, over 10,000 co-operators from around the world came to Co-operatives United in Manchester.
Watch the highlights of Co-operatives United.
Following the financial crisis, co-operatives proved to be resilient in all sectors from finance to retail to agriculture. This week the international Co-operative Alliance released the World Co-operative Monitor showing the top 300 co-operatives in the world have a collective turnover of $300 trillion. Participants at Co-operatives United, the global culmination of the International Year of Co-operatives, discussed how co-operatives build a better world through finance. Find out more www.manchester2012.coop/live
Charles Gould, Director-General of the International Co-operative Alliance, celebrates the largest gathering of co-operators in decades, Co-operatives United.