Bukchon Hanok Village and Seoul city skyline, Seoul, South Korea

Our cooperative identity, values and principles have remained strong and are the foundation for cooperatives worldwide to help their communities thrive.

Ariel Guarco, ICA President
Bukchon Hanok Village and Seoul city skyline, Seoul, South Korea

Just as every human being has an identity, a self-identity, cooperative enterprises do as well. Cooperatives are people-driven, are people-centric.

– Martin Lowery, Board member and ICA chair of the cooperative identity committee
Bukchon Hanok Village and Seoul city skyline, Seoul, South Korea

We may come from different cultures and countries, but we have the same challenges. For us to overcome this, we have to work together to make cooperatives an option for everybody.

– Vina Vida Rempillo, Training Coordinator at the Philippine National Confederation of Cooperatives