United Nations: 2012 International Year of the Co-operative
Long Overlooked, Cooperatives Get Their Due at United Nations
By Elizabeth Whitman
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31, 2011 (IPS) - Hailed as economically viable and socially responsible, cooperatives have over one billion members worldwide and can be found in sectors ranging from agriculture to finance to health
Yet for an economic model deemed so vastly beneficaial, cooperatives have received surprisingly little attention from both the media and governments, experts agree. By dubbing 2012 the Inernational Year of Co-operative (IYC), launched today in New York, the United Nations is attempting to reverse this trend and instead shine a global spotlight on cooperatives. Read more.
Posted: Tue, Nov 8, 2011
Updated Tue, Nov 8, 2011