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Welcome to the leading co-operative event of 2017
Monique Leroux
Monique F. Leroux
President of the International Co-operative Alliance

Dear Co-operators, it is my pleasure to cordially invite you to the International Co-operative Alliance’s 2017 global conference and general assembly. One of the strengths of the co-operative movement is its global reach. The Alliance’s global conferences each time bring together co-operative thought leaders and businesses for learning, debating and networking. Read more

Angkasa President
Dato’ Haji ABDUL FATTAH Haji Abdullah
President of the Malaysian National Cooperative Movement

Selamat Datang, dear Co-operators! It is with great pleasure that I would like to personally welcome each of you to Malaysia for the Alliance's Global Conference and General Assembly to be held in Kuala Lumpur from 14 - 17 November 2017. It’s an exciting time for ANGKASA as we continue to grow and remaining always adaptable, motivated and responsive. Read more

Conference Theme - Putting People at the Centre of Development

Co-operatives are a growing and sustainable form of enterprise, a unique business model that puts people at the centre of development. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on the occasion of the 2016 International Day of Co-operatives, July 2nd 2016, said: “I urge Governments to create an enabling

environment for co-operatives to thrive and grow. Let us harness the power of co-operatives to achieve the SDGs and create a world of dignity and opportunity for all." Co-operatives allow members to have control over and localise their revenues, enjoy quality jobs, and meet their needs, all from a ... Read more

"Mother of Sustainability" keynote speaker at the Alliance's 2017 global conference

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, also known as the “mother of sustainable development", will be a keynote speaker at the Alliance's 2017 global conference. Mrs Brundtland has been an environment minister, prime minister, and party leader. She gained international recognition as a leader on key global challenges, the environment and sustainable development. Dr. Brundtland travels and lectures extensively as a leading voice on climate change, for a healthier and better educated world, and a champion of sustainable development, which she defines as “meeting the demands of the present generations while preserving the rights of future generations to meet their own needs.” Read more

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