Advisory Group of the UN International Year of Cooperatives
- Date submitted: 16 Nov 2011
- Stakeholder type: United Nations & Other IGOs
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INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF COOPERATIVES
Proposed text on cooperatives for consideration as input to the outcome Document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (?Rio+20?).
The Advisory Group of the UN International Year of Cooperatives recommends the following text on cooperatives for consideration as input to the outcome document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 4-6 June 2012):
?to promote the growth of cooperatives as enterprises that can contribute to sustainable development, eradication of poverty, and improved livelihoods in various economic sectors in urban and rural areas and to provide support for the creation of cooperatives in new and emerging areas.?
The above text is from GA resolution 64/136 (paragraph 4) on Cooperatives in social development. It is hoped that the integration of the text will help promote the role of cooperatives in moving towards a green economy and the advancement of sustainable development.