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Goodwill Grant by the Finnish Co-operative Council
The most remarkable happening that took place in Finland in honor of the UN International Year of Co-operatives was that the Finnish Co-operative Council made decision to grant fund for co-operative management endowment professorship in Business Science particularly in the field of co-operative management and organization for duration of five years with possible extension opportunity of two years.
The purpose of the project is to produce additional value to the management ability of co-operative enterprises to promote their capability and succeed in their basic task of implementation.
The Faculty of Business at the Lappeenranta University of Technology was selected the place for the endowment professorship. Iiro Jussila, professor, D.Sc (Econ. & Bus.adm.) was appointed as the holder of the endowment professorship.
Report of UN International Year of Cooperatives in Finland published in english.
The report of IYC is downloadable from this link: Report (.pdf)
IYC Closing Ceremony is held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on 19-20 November 2012.
We would like to remind you of the IYC Short Film Festival entitled "Cooperative enterprises build a better world", which will take place at the IYC Closing Ceremony in 19 November 2012. Please note that the deadline for submissions is next 30 September. More information http://social.un.org/coopsyear/film-festival.html
UN Cooperatives News recearched Rio+20 and here is what they found out from outcome document: Rio+20 outcome document has affirmed that Cooperatives are key for sustainable development
Rio+20 outcome document has affirmed that Cooperatives are key for sustainable development, UN Cooperatives News.
International Raiffeisin Conference in Bonn, May 2012, resolution », pdf in English, German and French, Shimelles Tenaw
Finnish IYC 2012 Celebration in Helsinki on 21 March 2012 », pdf in English
Report on IYC launch in New York », pdf in Finnish, by Shimelles Tenaw
The newest ICA eDigest », February 2012, IYC Launch Special
Co-op Events », ICA Calendar
UN´s material on the launch:
ILO & FAO: Cooperatives & Producers' Organizations