Is 2012 the year for worker co-operatives?
(from TheBigPictureRT )
“The U.N has launched a new initiative for 2012 – declaring it the Year of the Co-Op. Using a theme of “Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World,” the UN hopes to encourage the growth and establishment of cooperatives across the globe. The international body is urging nations to promote cooperatives and raise awareness of their benefits and contributions to society. Joining me now to discuss more about the Co-Op initiative is Betsy Dribbin – Director of Policy for the (United Nations’) International Co-operative Alliance.”