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Dame Pauline Green, International Co-operative Alliance President, shares her thoughts about her address she is due to give to the United Nations General Assembly.
The United Nations is due to launch the International Year of Co-operatives at its New York City headquarters on Monday. Members of states from around the world will hear about the co-operative movement throughout the day to encourage as many countries as possible to support the year.
Dame Pauline will deliver an address to the United Nations General Assembly where she will emphasize the important role that co-operatives play in global sustainable development and financial stability.
In conversation with Co-operatives UK, International Co-operative Alliance Dame Pauline shared her excitement about the event. In the video, she said: "I'm hugely excited, that place that has seen so many great speakers, so many hugely important events. Crucial issues being solved. To be standing there in that room that has such significance after the last war and to be able to speak in that place is something that is massively emotional and a powerful thing to do. Thank you to the co-op movement for giving me the chance.
"The significance of going to the General Assembly and speaking at the podium is tremendous. It's a great personal privilege for me, but I'm very conscious that I'm representing the worldwide movement. Putting forward the case for co-operation. It's a huge opportunity."