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Vision & Mission


To be prized as the organisation of reference which provides an effective andefficient global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinatedaction for and about co-operatives.


The International Co-operative Alliance unites cooperatives worldwide. It is the custodian of co-operative values and principles and makes the case for their distinctive values-based economic business model which also provides individuals and communities with an instrument of self-help and influence over their development. The ICA advocates the interests and success of co-operatives, disseminates best practices and know-how, strengthens their capacity building and monitors their performance and progress over time.