Cooperatives in social development

This report was prepared in response to resolution 54/123 of the General Assembly which required the Secretary General to seek the views of governments on the draft guidelines aimed at creating a supportive environment for the development of cooperatives. The main body of the report has details from a number of countries about their progress in supporting cooperative development but the most useful component is the revised guidelines which can be found in the Annex.

The guidelines cover such issues as policy – including legal, judicial and administrative provisions, research, statistics and information, education, provision of public funds and institutional arrangements for collaboration and partnership. The importance of financial self-reliance, total responsibility and full independence for effective cooperative enterprise is emphasised.

  • Resource type
  • Author Office of the UN Secretary General
  • Year of Publication2001
  • Region
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Number of pages18 pp.
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