International Year of Cooperatives kicks off today in New York

The United Nations launched the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) today in a ceremony held in New York. The event was opened by a round table on the...

The United Nations launched the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) today in a ceremony held in New York. The event was opened by a round table on the contributions of cooperatives to sustainable development. Several key actors of the cooperative movement discussed the impact of cooperatives in development with specific focus on food security, financial and economic stability, and environmental sustainability and the resilience of the cooperative enterprise model as driving their strong role in these areas.


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