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UN closure of IYC 2012

The official closing of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives (IYC), “Promoting Cooperatives Beyond 2012” will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 19-20 November 2012. The two day event will highlight major outcomes of various observances during the year, as well as forthcoming initiatives to strengthen cooperatives beyond 2012. The event programme consists of a series of panel discussions addressing cooperatives and food security, cooperatives and youth, and policy and research directions, and also includes an official closing ceremony, reports from national committees and a short film festival. Thematic side events will also be featured.

The event presents an opportunity for dialogue among the various stakeholders and will serve to promote effective engagement with cooperative enterprises and organizations in achieving agreed development goals.

The event is organized by the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in collaboration with the International Labour Organization, the the Permanent Mission of Mongolia and Rabobank.

Featured Events:

1. Panel Discussion on Global Food Security and the Role of Cooperatives
2. Youth Forum on Cooperatives and Youth: Empowerment, Employment and Engagement
3. Panel Discussion: IYC Outcomes on Moving Cooperatives Forward: Policy Dialogue and Research Pathways
4. Panel Discussion on Cooperatives on the Ground: Reports from National Committees
5. IYC Short Film festival and Award Ceremony

IYC Icon Draft Agenda

IYC Icon Aide Memoire

IYC Icon Youth Forum: Cooperatives and Youth: Empowerment, Employment and Engagement

IYC Icon International Year of Cooperatives Short Film Festival, 20 November 2012

IYC Icon Information Note for Participants

Statements and Messages

IYC Icon Secretary-General's message to International Year of Cooperatives closing ceremony

IYC Icon Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant Secretary-General's message to International Year of Cooperatives closing ceremony

Presentations

IYC Icon Dame Pauline Green, ICA ExpoCoop 2012

IYC Icon Prof. Dr. Markus Hanisch, Cooperative Responses to Global Challenges International Conference

IYC Icon Mr. Gianluca Salvatori, Euricse Conference

IYC Icon Mr. Bernard Huberdeau, CIBP Congress

IYC Icon Mr. Emmanuel Kamdem, Pan African Cooperative Conference

IYC Outcomes

IYC Icon Indonesia National Committee Report

IYC Icon Malta National Committee Report

IYC Icon Panama National Committee Report

IYC Icon Trinidad and Tobago National Committee Report

IYC Icon Turkish Cooperatives Strategy and Action Plan

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