Resolution on Strategic Alliances

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         by the International Co-operative Alliance ICA 
                         January 1996

                       Resolution on 
                    Strategic Alliances

     (submitted by the National Co-operative Business Association
     (NCBA), USA and approved by the ICA General Assembly, 1995)

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

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;

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.