International Co-Operative Alliance – UPSC Prelims

International Co-Operative Alliance:
  • International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) was founded in 1895.
  • It is an independent, non-governmental association that unites, represents and serves the co-operatives worldwide.
  • ICA is not a United Nations Organization.
  • However, the ICA enjoys General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN/ECOSOC).
  • To implement its activities, ICA has four Regional Offices (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe) and eight Global Sectoral Organizations (agriculture, banking, retail, fisheries, health, housing, insurance, and industry & services).
  • Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium