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ICA General Assembly 2020 and the 125th Anniversary of the ICA


The General Assembly of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) was held virtually on 3 September 2020.

This was an administrative General Assembly which must be convened yearly in accordance with Belgian law and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was organized online this year. 187 representatives from more than 100 countries attended the virtual General Assembly including Agricultural Credit Cooperatives of Turkey.

Since the first General Assembly of ICA, which was held in London in 1895, the cooperative movement has grown stronger and today, the ICA represents 313 member organisations in 110 countries.  ICA President Ariel Guarco celebrated the 125th anniversary of the ICA in the light of the ongoing global challenges, not least the pandemic, and thanked all co-operators for their contributions and efforts to overcome the challenges as well as for their participation in the General Assembly.