General Assembly of the International Co-operative Alliances

Project at a glance

Dates and Place

15 - 20 November 2009, Geneva, Switzerland

Project details

The International Co-operative Alliances is an independent, non-governmental organisation which unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide.

ICA members are national and international co-operative organisations in all sectors of activity including agriculture, banking, fisheries, health, housing, industry, insurance, tourism and consumer co-operatives. Currently, ICA has 231 member organisations from 89 countries, representing more than 800 million individuals worldwide.

ICA will hold its 2009 General Assembly in Geneva from 15 to 20 November. The Assembly will focus on the fact that today the global crisis offers numerous opportunities for co-operative growth and development. Economic recovery, sustainable energy, and Climate Change -- major challenges to all enterprises -- will be addressed from the stand point of co-operative opportunity.

For more information about ICA, see

Role of ICVolunteers

ICVolunteers is coordinating the volunteer program for this event.

Volunteering Opportunities

For this event, we are seeking for volunteers to assist with the following tasks:

  • Airport Desk
  • Registration Desk
  • Welcome/Info/Guide
  • Badge Checkers
  • Photographer
  • Room Supervision
  • Publication Stand
  • Interpreters Liaison

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