Cooperatives enterprises achieve sustainable development for all

The 2014 commemoration of the International Day of Cooperatives will highlight the principles, values and operational realities of cooperatives that make them unique instruments for achieving sustainable development and showcase the importance of the business model to realizing people-centred, inclusive development, post-2015.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COOPERATIVES

Panel Discussion

Conference Room 3, UN Headquarters New York
10 July 2014, 10am-1pm

A. Welcome and introductory remarks:
Sharon Brennen Haylock, Director, FAO Liaison Office in New York; FAO, current Chair of COPAC

B. SG Message
Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

C. Video Messages:
• COPAC
• FAO DG

 

Panel 1: Creating an enabling environment for cooperative growth and development


Moderator: Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
Panellists:
1. His Excellency, Ambassador OCH OD, Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations
2. Wenyan Yang, Chief, Social Perspective in Development Branch, Division for Social Policy and Development, DESA
3. Vinicius Pinheiro, Deputy Director, ILO New York Office
4. Sharon Brennen Haylock, Director, FAO Liaison Office in New York

Interactive discussion

Winning film of IYC Film Competition

Panel 2: Cooperative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all


Moderator: Kevin Cassidy, Communications and External Relations, ILO New York Office
Panellists:
1. Elizabeth Phillipe, Corporate Communications Manager, United Nation Federal Credit Union (UNFCU)
2. Rodrigo Gouveia, Director of Policy, International Cooperative Alliance
3. Mike Beall, CEO, National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA)
4. Ed Potter, Executive Director, International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) Americas

Interactive discussion


E. Concluding remarks
• Sharon Brennen Haylock, Director, FAO Liaison Office in New York