Cooperatives as builders of sustainable development

Cooperatives as builders of sustainable development

As part of the answer to the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda, CICOPA is publishing the results of the study “Cooperatives as builders of sustainable development”, showing the state-of-the-art of worker, social and artisans’ cooperatives in contributing to sustainable development.

The document concludes that equal wealth creation and redistribution resulting from stable jobs and an equitable access to goods and services should be among the main goals to achieve sustainable development. CICOPA underlines that the promotion and development of cooperatives should be pursued in the Post-2015 Development Agenda and applied in all UN Member States, together with the strong developmental role of cooperatives which was recognised last year by the UN General Assembly Resolution 68/133.

Download here the report “Cooperatives as builders of sustainable development” here:

International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and
Service Producers' Cooperatives

Secretariat: C/O European Cooperative House - avenue Milcamps 105
1030 Brussels, Belgium
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E-mail: cicopa[at]

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