Role of cooperatives for sustainable development

UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), in collaboration with UN Habitat, will hold an Expert Group Meeting and Capacity-building Workshop on The Role of Cooperatives in Sustainable Development: Contributions, Challenges and Strategies on 8–10 December in Nairobi, Kenya.

The meeting will provide the opportunity for participants to exchange ideas on how cooperatives can help to build sustainable societies and how lessons learned in this regard can benefit the implementation process of the post-2015 development.

The expert analysis generated by the meeting will become part of the report of the United Nations Secretary-General in 2015, which will discuss the role and potential of cooperatives in achieving social, economic, and environmental development. The meeting will also serve as a capacity-building exercise for participating cooperative leaders and trainers in Africa.

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UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD)