Co-ops use their "global powers" to support the SDGs

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Monique Leroux, president of the International Co-operative Alliance, speaking ahead of the UN International Day of Cooperatives on 2 July. Photo: UN Radio/Jocelyne Sambira

Co-operatives are pledging to use their "global powers" to support the internationally-agreed Sustainable Development Goals, the president of the International Co-operative Alliance said.

Co-operatives or "co-ops" are businesses run for and by their members where everyone has an equal say and share in the profits.

Speaking ahead of the UN International Day of Cooperatives on 2 July, Monique Leroux announced that a platform called "co-op 2030" is in the works.

The co-op movement has around a billion and provides over 250,000 million decent jobs, she said.

Jocelyne Sambira asked Ms Leroux about the significance of the Day.

Duration: 3'45''

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