We''re bringing together Governments, co-operatives and other stake holders on a platform to discuss and resolve issues being faced by the co-operative which prevents this unique business model from realizing its full potential.
• Specific objectives are:
1. Reiterate the fact that co-operative are the agents of social cohesion and have great potential for socio-economic development in diversity
The 9th Asia-Pacific Co-operative Ministers’ Conference – Feb. 2012 Bangkok, Thailand
2. Facilitate the governments and co-operative in Asia Pacific countries to integrate resources for developing and implementing enabling legal and policy environment and also introducing the instrument of judiciary for safeguarding the interest of the co-operative.
3. Facilitate exchange of information and contribute to mainstream cooperative affairs with socio-economic agenda of the governments
• Expected results
To arrive at an agreeable “Uniform Code of Practice” for the governments and co-operative in the region covering broader fundamental issues such as 1) Democracy, 2) Establishing Enabling Legal and Policy Environment and 3) Support by governments with greater accountability on the part of co-operative.