Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

Washington
U. N. resolution 2012 is International Year of Co-ops
NEW YORK (12/22/09)--The United Nations (U.N.) has passed a resolution declaring 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives--the first time the international body has made such a declaration. The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) obtained a draft version of the resolution. The final version, which will not be available online for a few days, had no changes, NCBA said. The organization will post the final resolution on its website. "Co-ops help people of all means, from all walks of life, work together for a common good," said NCBA President/CEO Paul Hazen (USAgNet Dec. 21). "That's why they're not only so attractive in the U.S., but in countries around the world." The resolution was supported by the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). In May, WOCCU CEO Pete Crear spoke at a U.N. meeting of global experts on "Cooperatives in a World in Crisis" (News Now May 6,). At that time, WOCCU said it supported the proposed International Year of Cooperatives for 2012. "Declaring 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives would shine a more intense light on cooperatives and credit unions worldwide," Crear said in May.
Other Resources

RSS print
News Now LiveWire
.@SenatorBegich says @TheNCUA risk-based cap. plan attempts 2 solve problem that does not exist, at expense of those served by CUs. Watch NN
32 minutes ago
Target wants stay of discovery in class action suits in data security breach; plaintiffs disagree that it's needed http://t.co/GHqz2S4u5g
50 minutes ago
New HUD Sec'y Julian Castro gets warm send-off from San Antonio's @alamofcu MT Thanks for all the hard work. http://t.co/peb8x4GSRq
1 hours ago
.@CUANYtweets initiates call to action to Gov. Cuomo to sign state-chartered #creditunion FOM bill
1 hours ago
.@MountainAmerica #creditunion CEO helps TV audience understand credit scores #NewsNow http://t.co/makbsIIdzn
1 hours ago