Resolution on Strategic Alliances

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                     January 1996

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          Resolution on Strategic Alliances
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         (submitted by the National Co-operative
            Business Association (NCBA), USA)


WHEREAS   one of the strengths that has contributed to the growth and
development of the International Co-operative Alliance over the past one
hundred years of its existence has been the dedication of the ICA in
building strategic alliances among its members;

WHEREAS   as the ICA enters into the second century of its existence, it is
even more important, in a global competitive environment, to focus on the
importance of such alliances to the development of trade and business
relationships between and among its members;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY
RESOLVED  that the General Assembly, at this Centennial Congress, pledges
to continue to build strategic alliances for the purpose of assisting our
membership to remain competitive and to promote the co-operative principles
and ideals which are at the foundation of our success.