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     by the International Co-operative Alliance ICA
                     January 1996


       (submitted by NCBA, USA, on Lars Marcus)

WHEREAS   Lars Marcus, after 11 years of extremely dedicated leadership of
the International Co-operative Alliance, is stepping down as President of
the ICA;

WHEREAS   Lars Marcus has been an outstanding leader in a period of great
transition including dramatic political changes in Central and Eastern
Europe and the continued growth of ICA in Africa, the America  and the
Asia-Pacific region, along with a resurgence of co-operatives throughout
the world;

WHEREAS   Lars Marcus has demonstrated his political acumen and led the ICA
to a respected position in the world's Community of Nations;

WHEREAS   Lars Marcus has kept the ICA in the forefront of the training and
development of co-operative leadership through his support of people all
over the world;

WHEREAS   Lars Marcus has presided over great changes faced by the ICA and
has always kept the Alliance true to the principles set down by the
co-operative pioneers 150 years ago;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED  that the General Assembly, at this
Centennial Congress, does wish to express its thanks for the leadership and
guidance which Lars Marcus has provided during his eleven years as

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED  that Lars Marcus may have many happy and healthy
years ahead in his well-earned retirement.

Approved Unanimously by the ICA General Assembly
Manchester, U.K., 23 September, 1995