International survey on co-op sustainability practices

*Link to survey at the below*

In order to bring in cooperative voices into the process of the post-2015 development agenda, the International Labour Organization’s Co-operatives Unit, in collaboration with the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and other partners has launched an initiative on the contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development.

As part of this initiative a background study is being drafted to be presented in policy roundtables, conferences and seminars in 2013-14. The study will be informed by a survey and in-depth interviews with representatives of the cooperative movement from around the world to gather information on how cooperatives have contributed to Sustainable Development and their potential to contribute to the achievement of the proposed Universal Goals.

We are writing to ask you to take a moment to fill the survey on cooperatives and post- 2015 sustainable development framework. The survey is intended to have cooperative voices heard by world leaders during the ongoing discussions around the issue. By providing your inputs you will contribute to communicating the critical role cooperatives play in achieving sustainable development goals.

The deadline for the survey is October 15, 2013. Please feel free to disseminate this message among your networks.

Thank you,
Cooperatives Unit
International Labour Organization

To visit the website of ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and to find out more about the initiative, please go to:–en/index.htm


To take the survey, please go to:




-Simel Esim, International Labour Organization