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The Australian co-operative sector is part of an international co-operative movement led by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA).

The ICA is a non-government organisation based in Brussels, Belgium and has 284 member organisations representing nearly one billion people in 95 countries [January 2015].

ICA was founded in 1895 to unite, represent and serve co-operatives worldwide. Its members are national and international co-operative organisations in all sectors of activity including agriculture, banking, business services, insurance, fisheries, housing, tourism and consumer co-operatives.

In 1946, the ICA was one of the first non-government organisations to be accorded United Nations Consultative Status. Today it is one of over 40 organisations holding Category 1 Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

In 2010, the UN declared 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives. This is in recognition of the critical role co-operatives play in the economic and social lives of many communities and nations.

Co-operative enterprise now accounts for over 100 million jobs around the world and financial co-operatives serve an estimated 857 million people, or 13 percent of the world's population. In some countries, like Japan and Finland, co-op membership represents more than 1 in 3 households.

There are many organisations around the world including ICA members that represent, study and foster the development of co-operatives. Listed below are website links to over 200 such organisations in 67 countries.

LINKS INDEX

  International   Middle East
  Africa   North America
  Asia & Pacific   South America
  Europe

INTERNATIONAL

International Co-operative Alliance
.Coop directory
.Coop domain
Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Co-operatives
Consumer Co-operatives Worldwide
Co-opnet Update (ILO)
Global 300 Database
International Co-operative Agricultural Organisation
International Co-operative Banking Association
International Co-operative Fisheries Organisation
International Co-operative Housing Organisation
International Co-operative and Mutual Insurance Federation
International Health Co-operative Organisation
International Organisation of Industrial Artisanal and Services Producers' Co-operatives
International Raiffeisen Union
Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA)
The Co-operative Learning Centre
World Council of Credit Unions

AFRICA

International Co-operative Alliance Regional Office for Africa

Kenya

The Co-operative University College of Kenya

Tanzania

Tanzania Federation of Co-operatives
Moshi University College of Co-operative & Business Studies

Uganda

Uganda Co-operative Alliance Ltd

ASIA and PACIFIC

Association of Asian Confederations of Credit Unions
International Co-operative Alliance Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific

Australia

Abacus Australian Mutuals
Australian Credit Union Archives
Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals

India

Institute of Co-operative Management
National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India
National Co-operative Agricultural and Rural Development Banks Federation
National Co-operative Consumers' Federation of India
National Co-operative Dairy Federation of India
National Co-operative Development Corporation
National Co-operative Housing Federation of India
National Co-operative Union of India
National Federation of State Co-operative Banks
National Labour Co-operatives Federation of India
Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Association of India
Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Co-operative Management

Indonesia

Kopatnas

Japan

Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives
Japan Institute for Co-operative Research
Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union
Japanese Workers Co-operative Union
National Federation of Agriculture Co-operative Associations
National Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations
National Federation of Forest Owners Co-operative Associations
National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Co-operatives
National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Co-operatives

Malaysia

Co-operative College of Malaysia
National Co-operative Organisation of Malaysia

Mongolia

Mongolia National Co-operator's Association
National Association of Mongolian Agricultural Co-operatives

Myanmar

Union of Myanmar Central Co-operative Society Ltd

Nepal

National Co-operative Federation of Nepal

New Zealand

Co-operative Business New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Co-operative Societies of Papua New Guinea

People's Republic of China

All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Co-operatives
Center for China Farmer Cooperatives
International Committee for the Promotion of Chinese Industrial Co-operatives

Philippines

National Confederation of Co-operatives

Singapore

Singapore National Co-operative Federation

South Korea

National Agricultural Co-operative Federation
National Federation of Fisheries Co-operatives
National Forestry Co-operatives Federation

Sri Lanka

National Co-operative Council of Sri Lanka
National Institute of Co-operative Development

Thailand

The Co-operative League of Thailand

Tonga

Tonga Co-operative Federation Ltd

Vietnam

Vietnam Cooperatives Alliance

EUROPE

Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Co-operatives in Europe
Confederation of Co-operative Housing
Co-operatives Europe
Co-ordinating Committee for European Co-operative Associations
European Community of Consumer Co-operatives
General Confederation of Agricultural Co-operatives in the European Union (COGECA)
The European Confederation of Workers' Co-operatives, Social Co-operatives and
 Participative Enterprises

Belgium

Fédération belge de l'economie sociale et coopérative

Bulgaria

Central Co-operative Union
National Union of Workers Producers Co-operatives of Bulgaria

Croatia

Croatian Association of Co-operatives

Czech Republic

Co-operative Association of the Czech Republic

Denmark

Det Kooperative Fællesforbund

Finland

Pellervo Confederation of Finnish Co-operatives

France

Confédération Générale des Sociétés Coopératives de Production
Fédération Nationale des Coopératives de Consommateurs
Groupement National de la Coopération
Revue des études coopératives, mutualistes et associatives

Germany

GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs-und Immobilienunternehmen e.V.
Deutscher Genossenschafts-und Raiffeisenverband
Konsumverband eG
Zentralverband deutscher Konsumgenossenschaften

Hungary

National Federation of Agricultural Co-operatives and Producers
National Federation of Consumer Co-operatives & Trade Associations

Ireland

Centre for Co-operative Studies - University College, Cork
National Association of Building Co-operatives Society Ltd

Italy

Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
Legacoop

Lithuania

Lithuanian Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies

Malta

Malta Co-operative Federation

Netherlands

Erasmus Centre for Cooperatives (ECC)
Nationale Coöperatieve Raad
Netherlands Institute for Co-operative Entrepreneurship
Rabobank

Norway

Federation of Norwegian Agricultural Co-operatives
The Norwegian Federation of Co-operative Housing Associations

Poland

National Co-operative Council
National Supervision Union of Consumer Co-operatives
National Union of Co-operative Banks

Portugal

Confederacao Cooperativa Portuguesa
Instituto António Sérgio do Sector Cooperativo
Raiocoop

Romania

National Union of Consumer Co-operatives
Romanian National Association of Handicraft and Production Co-operatives

Russia

Central Union of Consumer Societies of the Russian Federation

Serbia

Co-operative Union of Serbia

Slovakia

Co-operative Union of the Slovak Republic

Slovenia

Co-operative Union of Slovenia

Spain

Confederació de Cooperatives de Catalunya
Confederación Española de Cooperativas de Trabajo Asociado
Fundación Espriu
Mondragon Co-operative Corporation

Sweden

Kooperativa Förbundet
Riksbyggen (Co-operative Housing Union)

Switzerland

Fédération des Coopératives Migros

Turkey

National Co-operative Union of Turkey
Turkish Co-operative Association

Ukraine

Central Union of Consumer Societies of Ukraine

United Kingdom

Confederation of Co-operative Housing
Co-operative Group Ltd
Co-operative News
Co-operative Research Unit - Open University
Co-operative Union
Co-operatives Council
Co-operatives UK
Co-opPundit
Employee Ownership Scotland
Industrial Common Ownership and Finance
Mutuo
National Association of GP Co-operatives
National Federation of Progressive Co-operators
Plunkett Foundation
Rochdale Pioneers Museum
The Co-operative Bank
The Co-operative College
The Co-operative Party
UK Society for Co-operative Studies
Wales Institute for Research into Co-operatives

MIDDLE EAST

Iran

Central Organisation for Rural Co-operatives of Iran
Central Union of Rural and Agricultural Co-operatives
Iran Chamber of Co-operatives

Israel

Central Union of Co-operative Societies
Kibbutz Movement

Kuwait

Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies

Palestine

The Agricultural Co-operative Union

NORTH AMERICA

International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Americas

Canada

British Columbia Institute for Co-operative Studies
Canadian Co-operative Association
Canadian Co-operative Association, British Columbia
Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives
Conseil Canadien de la Coopération
CoopZone
Co-operative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia
Federated Co-operatives Limited
La Coop Fédérée
Nova Scotia Co-operative Council
Saskatchewan Economic and Co-operative Development
The Co-operators

El Salvador

Federación de Asociaciones Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito

Honduras

Cooperativa Mixta Mujeres Unidas Ltda

Mexico

Federación de Cajas Populares Alianza S.C. de R.L. de C.V.
Caja Libertad S.C.L.
Caja Popular Mexicana
Confederación Nacional de Cooperativas de Actividades Diversas

Puerto Rico

Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de Puerto Rico
Liga de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico

United States

Association of Cooperative Educators
Center for Co-operative Excellence
Center for Co-operatives - University of California
Center for the Study of Co-operatives
Co-operative Communicators Association
Co-operative Development Association
Co-operative Hall of Fame
Co-op America
E-Commerce Learning Center for Farm Co-operatives
Minnesota Association of Co-operatives
National Association of Housing Co-operatives
National Association of Supply Co-operatives
National Co-operative Bank
National Co-operative Business Association
National Co-operative Grocers Association
National Co-operative Refinery Association
National Council of Farmer Co-operatives
National Rural Electric Co-operative Association
National Rural Telecommunications Co-operative
National Rural Utilities Co-operation Finance Corporation
National Society of Accountants for Co-operatives
National Telecommunications Co-operative Association
NCERA-210
North American Students of Co-operation
Overseas Co-operative Development Council
The History Co-operative
Touchstone Energy Co-operatives
University of California-Davis Center for Co-operatives
University of Wisconsin Center for Co-operatives
USDA Rural Development Co-operative Service

SOUTH AMERICA

International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Americas

Argentina

Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas
Confederación Cooperativa de la Republica Argentina
Instituto Movilizador de Fondos Cooperativos
Sancor Cooperativa de Seguros Ltda

Boliva

Cooperativa La Merced Ltda
Cooperativa Rural de Electrificación
Cooperativa de Telefonos Automaticos

Brazil

Cooperativa de Consumo
Organização das Cooperativas Brasileiras
Unimed do Brasil, Confederaçao Nacional das Cooperativas Médicas

Chile

Cooperativa del Personal de la Universidad de Chile Ltda

Colombia

Asociación Colombiana de Cooperativas
Casa Nacional del Profesor
Central de Cooperativas Agrarias de Colombia
Confederación de Cooperativas de Colombia
Cooperativa Médica delle Valle y de Profesionales de Colombia

Ecuador

Coopseguros del Ecuador S.A.

Paraguay

Cooperativa de Produccion, Consumo, Ahorro, Crédito y Servicios
  de Profesionales de la Salud Ltda

Cooperativa Universitaria

Uruguay

Centro Cooperativista Uruguayo
Confederación Uruguaya de Entidades Cooperativas

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