CICOPA Meeting in Budapest (1997)

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by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
April, 1997
(Source: ICA News, Issue No.1/1997, pp. 3)

				CICOPA Meeting In Budapest

A meeting of CICOPA was held in Budapest in October 1996. The proceedings
were opened by the ICA President, Graham Melmoth,with a moment of silence 
in tribute to Yves Regis, who had led the organisation so dynamically until his 
death in September 1996.

Marian Rybar of Slovakia was unanimously elected as Interim-President until 
the 1997 General Assembly and the ICA Director-General, Bruce Thordarson 
agreed that Arsenio Invernizzi  from the ICA Secretariat would be designated 
as Interim Secretary. Jean-Marie Courtois from France was co-opted as 
member of the Executive and  Pierre Guiard-Schmid, also from France, was 
mandated to coordinate the CICOPA Development Programme.