United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation


16.12.2011 UN International Year of Cooperatives

United Nations Development Programme held a workshop on the UN International Year of Cooperatives on December 16, 2011. The meeting was attended by representatives of the leading co-operative organizations of Russia, such as Credit Union League, Rural Credit Cooperatives Development Foundation, Non-commercial partnership Stolypin Center for Regional Development, Rural Credit Cooperatives Union, Union of Consumer Societies "Rus" and others. The participants discussed the importance of the UN International Year of Cooperatives in stirring up the cooperative movement in Russia, raising public awareness about the contribution of cooperatives in job creation and socio-economic development. It was decided to hold a roundtable on the UN International Year of Cooperatives in February 2012, to discuss major problems of cooperation development in Russia: adoption of the frame law on cooperatives, the stirring up the cooperative Associations in Russia, enhance the role of the state in support of cooperatives in training and dissemination of best practices, engaging the mass media to the wide coverage of the International Year of Cooperatives in Russia and abroad, establishment of the committee for the organization of the International Forum on Cooperation to be held in Moscow.

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