Highlighting role of cooperatives for communities and youth

The International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) Secretariat will host two interactive dialogues at UN Headquarters in New York on 1 and 2 February

The International Year of Cooperatives 2012 is underway, and UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSDP) has continued to play its role in the promotion and advocacy of cooperatives as agents for development.

During the month of February, the Division will be using its social media outlets and blog to discuss the contributions of cooperatives to social justice. In addition, the Secretariat is working with cooperative partners to host two interactive dialogues during the Commission for Social Development which opens on 1 February at UN Headquarters in New York.

On 1 February at 1:15 pm, Cynthia Giagnocavo, research Fellow at the University of Almería, Spain will present the case of Almería’s development, and show the pivotal role of cooperatives in developing the social, economic and political well-being of the community.

On 2 February at 1:15 pm, cooperative practitioners from the United States will discuss the advantages of cooperatives as an outlet for youth to secure sustainable livelihoods through entrepreneurship.

For more information: http://social.un.org/coopsyear

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