Report of the Membership Department

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                         October, 1996

     (Source: Review of International Co-operation,
     Vol.89, No.3/1996, p.13)


                         MEMBERSHIP
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                       Marie-Claude Baan
                        Vivianne Dubini
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New Member Organisations
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Further to the Board meetings held in Manchester (Sept. 95),
Miami (Dec. 95) and Beijing (June 96), the following
co-operative organisations became members:

AFRICA

Co-operative Bank of Kenya.

AMERICAS

Bolivia, Cooperativa Multiactiva La Merced Ltda.

Brazil, Associacao de Orientacao as Cooperativas do
Nordeste (ASSOCENE)

Brazil, Confederacao Brasileira das Cooperativas de
Credito (CONFEBRAS)

Colombia, Seguros La Equidad

Costa Rica, Consorcio Cooperativo de Consumo Cartagines
(CONSUCOOP)

El Salvador, Federacion de Asociaciones Cooperativas de
Ahorro y Credito (FEDECACES)

Honduras, Federacion de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Credito
(FACACH)

United States, Ohio Farm Bureau

United States, Nationwide Insurance Enterprise

ASIA AND PACIFIC

Republic of Korea, National Forestry Co-operatives
Federation

Tonga, Tonga Co-operative Federation

During the reporting period, 5 member organisations were
either dissolved, withdrawn or suspended from membership until
full subscriptions arrears are paid and 5 members were
expelled following non-payment of membership subscriptions for
two or more consecutive years. There are presently 211
national members in 91 countries plus 6 international members.