The International Cooperative Alliance advocates for the interests and success of cooperatives.
Policy and advocacy
ICA works with policymakers to create a more conducive environment for cooperatives. The ICA has a permanent seat and a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a founding member of the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC).
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The 33rd World Cooperative Congress kicked off a consultative process aimed at finding out how well the Statement on the Cooperative Identity has stood the test of time. We want to hear from cooperators by the end of this calendar year.