This document has been made available in electronic format
         by the International Co-operative Alliance ICA 
                         January 1996


As from the beginning of 1995 - and following the Board decision
that full admission of new members will only be effective after
the first subscription payment is received - the four following
co-operative organisations received the ICA membership status:

-    Zambia Co-operative Bank.

-    Brazil, UNIMED, Confederation of Medical Co-operatives

-    Czech Republic, Czech-Moravian Association of Agricultural
-    Russia, Tatar Union of Co-operative Societies, Republic of

Fifteen organisations have been deleted from membership for
non-payment of dues for two consecutive years and seven
organisations were either dissolved or withdrawn.

The Board agreed, that following the recommendations made by the
Audit and Control Committee, participation to the Congress will
not be guaranteed if membership payment is made after 31 May.

There are presently 207 national members and 8 international
members in 90 countries.