Support of Co-ops for the Advancement of Women

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         the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
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              FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN : 
         ACTION FOR EQUALITY, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE 
            BEIJING, CHINA, 4 - 15 SEPTEMBER 1995

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        THE CONTRIBUTION OF CO-OPERATIVE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
            AND THE INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT
           TO ACHIEVEMENT OF THE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES OF
                  THE DRAFT PLATFORM OF ACTION *
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                      New York, March 1995


PREPARED JOINTLY, PURSUANT TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 49/155,
       BY THE INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE ALLIANCE AND 
    THE UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT FOR POLICY COORDINATION 
                AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

     * For information purposes only. Not an official document 
       of the United Nations and not officially edited.



II.  SUPPORT BY GLOBAL LEVEL CO-OPERATIVE ORGANIZATIONS AND
     INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS TO THE CONTRIBUTION BY CO-
     OPERATIVE ENTERPRISES AND THE INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE
              MOVEMENT TO WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT
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The International Co-operative Alliance, the World Council of
Credit Unions and the International Federation of Agricultural
Producers all have special programmes and bodies concerned to
promote and support the contributions made by co-operative
enterprise throughout the world to the advancement of women to
full equality with men. Their work is supported by numerous
Governments, who channel technical assistance through national
co-operative develpment organizations, and by intergovernmental
organizations, including, within the United Nations system, the
International Labour Organisation, the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations and the United Nations itself.

Further information can be obtained from these organizations at
the following addresses:

INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE ALLIANCE
Director-General
15 route des Morillons, 1218 Grand Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 798 4121 or 929 8888
Fax: +41 22 798 4122
E-mail: icageneva @gn.apc.org.

WORLD COUNCIL OF CREDIT UNIONS
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 2982, Madison, Wisconsin, 53701-2982, USA
Tel: +1 608 231 7130
Fax: +1 608 238 8020
E-mail: CHRISB+AWORLD%WOCCU@MCIMAIL.COM

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS
Secretary-General
21,rue Chaptal, 75009, Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 45 26 05 53
Fax: +33 1 48 74 72 12
E-mail: King@BBS.SOFTWAY.FR

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
Chief, Co-operative Branch
Enterprise and Co-operative Development Department
4, route des Morillons, CH-1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 799 74 45
Fax: +41 22 798 85 72

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Chief, Co-operative and Rural Organization Group
People's Participation Service
Division of Women and People's Participation 
Department of Sustainable Development
Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy
Tel: + 39 6 5225 1
Fax: + 39 6 5225 3152
E-mail: John.Rouse@fao.org

UNITED NATIONS
Senior Social Affairs Officer
Division for Social Policy and Development
Department of Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development
Room DC2-1348
United Nations Secretariat
New York, New York 10017
Tel: +1 212 963 2924
Fax: +1 212 963 3062