UN Secretary-General's Report

Cooperatives in social development

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 76/135, outlining key policies and actions that can assist cooperatives in realizing their full potential for supporting Member States to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including by providing decent jobs, advancing poverty eradication and promoting environmental sustainability. The report uses the entrepreneurial ecosystem approach as an analytical framework for reporting on the implementation of resolution 76/135 and providing guidelines that Member States may wish to adopt in supporting cooperatives as sustainable and successful business enterprises.