MOU between ICA and ILO

Whereas, as early as 1919, formal relations started between the ILO and the ICA, by inclusion of the ICA in the list of international organizations having consultative status in the ILO's Governing Body and International Labour Conference, bearing in mind that the first Director-General of the ILO, Mr. Albert Thomas, came from the cooperative movement and served also on the ICA Board in the 1920s;

Whereas, technical cooperation and collaboration started in 1920 between the ILO and the ICA in order to promote cooperatives with the establishment of the Cooperative Branch of the ILO, and has continued uninterrupted until today; Whereas the ICA worked closely together with the ILO and its constituents to support the adoption and implementation of the Co-operatives (Developing Countries) Recommendation, 1966 (No. 127) and the Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No. 193); Whereas the ICA and ILO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2004 to strengthen their partnership and promote cooperatives, in particular around the context of the global development agenda and the Millennium Development Goals, and signed a new MoU in 2015 in the context of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda; Whereas it is in the interest of the ILO and ICA to redefine and update the key areas of their cooperation in the light of past experiences but also the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work, 2019; Now therefore the ILO and ICA (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Parties" and individually referred to as "Party"), have agreed as follows...
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