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The United Nations Members States during September 2015 adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which comprises seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to take forward the work begun in 2000 by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This ambitious agenda sets a course to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), as the global voice of the movement, is committed to educating co-operatives about the SDGs, helping co-operative enterprises respond to the UN’s call to action and collecting information about co-operative contributions to the 2030 Agenda, in order to better position co-operatives as partners throughout the implementation process.


To enrich the members of cooperatives and other stakeholders about the seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations and how they can contribute in achieving the targets of SDGs by 2030, a Symposium titled “Cooperatives and Sustainable Development Goals: Members’ participation” is being organized by NCUI on Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 12:00 Noon in the NCUI Auditorium, New Delhi. The event is being organized by NCUI in conjecture with the Annual General Body Meeting.


Mr.  Balu G. Iyer, Regional Director of International Cooperative Alliance – Asia Pacific (ICA-AP) is the Keynote Speaker of the Symposium to address the members. He is likely to speak about 45-50 minutes on how the cooperatives need to align their work with the SDGs and the targets & indicators that will track achievement of the goals leading up to 2030. His address will be followed by interaction with the audience, where the audience may like to raise their queries before the speaker.


NCUI cordially invites all Stakeholders to participate in the above said event scheduled on 20th September 2017 at 12:00 PM. For more details, Ritesh Dey, Deputy Director of NCUI may be contacted in the e-mail : or in the number : 011-41668338 (land-phone) or +91-9818019750 (mobile). All participants are requested to reach the venue before 11:30 AM for registration. The event will be followed by Lunch.