UNDESA DSPD will organize an expert group meeting (EGM) on “The Cooperative Sector as a Partner in the Implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “. This EGM will contribute to the process of cooperatives aligning themselves with the follow-up to the 2030 Agenda. The meeting will take place from from 16 to 17 November 2016, at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.
The EGM is an opportunity for the exchange of ideas on the role of cooperatives in helping to achieve the United Nations SDGs. The results will serve to raise awareness on the challenges faced by the cooperative enterprise model to make greater contributions to sustainable development. It will aim to deepen the understanding of the relationships between the cooperative enterprise model and the SDGs and will also strengthen follow-up and implementation of the 2030 agenda by identifying effective ways to leverage the contribution of cooperatives.