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The International Cooperative Alliance Asia-Pacific is the regional organisation uniting, promoting and developing cooperative enterprises across all business sectors in Asia and the Pacific.

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15th ICA-AP Regional Assembly

The 15th ICA-AP Regional Assembly will meet on 30 November in Seoul, the Republic of Korea.

<span class="administrative-area">Seoul</span> , South Korea

11th Asia and Pacific Regional Women's Forum

The 11th Asia and Pacific Regional Women's Forum will take place on 29 November both in Seoul and virtually. Interpretation will be available in English and Korean.

<span class="administrative-area">Seoul</span> , South Korea

ICYC’s Roundtable Conference on International Youth Day

On August 12 2021, The International Cooperative Alliance Asia and Pacific Committe

The Asia Pacific Cooperative Youth Summit (APCYS 3.0)

On 27 - 29 July 2021 the International Cooperative Alliance-Asia Pacific (ICA-AP), within the framework of ICA-EU partnership, and in collaboration with the ICA-AP Committee on Youth Cooperation (

14th ICA-Asia Pacific Regional Assembly

On February 24 2021, ICA’s regional entity in Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) held its 14th Regional Assembly represented by all members.

National Cooperative Union of India 

Submitted by zuraidah.hoffman on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 14:44

The National Cooperative Union of India released a statement on the role of cooperatives and the apex union in responding to the COVID-19 related challenges. The first initiative of Indian cooperators from across the country is to support the  Prime Minister’s clarion call to observe a self-imposed ‘Janata (public) curfew’ on Sunday 22nd March and restrict their movement to very essential activities.

Agricultural Cooperatives Union of Palestine

Submitted by zuraidah.hoffman on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 14:42

Palestine’s Economic and Social Development Centre (ESDC) provided sterilisation materials for 26 cooperatives, to be used in production and other places with daily operations and customer interactions. To enhance food security, ESDC participated in a national campaign to create home gardens by delivering 100,000 seedlings to 1000 cooperative members. A survey was conducted of families/ farmers/ workers affected by the lockdown which resulted in lost incomes.

Cooperative Business New Zealand

Submitted by zuraidah.hoffman on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 14:40

Cooperative Business New Zealand reported that even with significant government support schemes being rapidly activated around wage subsidies, bank loans, etc., the country was already seeing a significant rise in unemployment, now now anticipated to rise to between 10-30% over the coming year/s). Food supply is not an issue, as New Zealand is able to source locally and the cooperative community (generates 19% of New Zealand's GDP) provides a significant proportion of the food supplies (both as a producer, but also as one of the two major super market food chains).

Cooperative Movement in Iran

Submitted by zuraidah.hoffman on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 14:35

A multitude of collective cooperative efforts in Iran are underway to increase production of materials and items needed for personal protection equipment. This includes masks, disinfectants, detergents, clothing and even raw materials.

Central Union of Agricultural Credit Cooperatives

Submitted by zuraidah.hoffman on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 14:31

Turkey’s Central Union of Agricultural Credit Cooperatives took a series of measures to protect its members against COVID-19 and helped primary cooperatives continue their grassroots work. All enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings carried out throughout the country have been suspended as of 30 April 2020. The union offered flexibility on loan payments. A force majeure note was recorded in the Register in the Risk Center to address farmers credit debt. Loan principal and interest amounts set to expire in April and May will be postponed for 2 months without interest.

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