Become an Alliance member

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Apply for Alliance membership, join the global apex for co-operatives

You can start the application process by speaking to either the global office or any of the regional and sectoral organisations.

Your application will be reviewed at the national, global and regional level before it is submitted for consideration by the Membership Committee of the Board. The candidate organisation will be advised of the decision shortly after it is made.

Questions? Contact the membership office via e-mail

You are also welcome to contact the membership office via phone! Dial +41.22.534.99.29 to speak to Mrs Gretchen Hacquard, Alliance Membership Director.

Download here the Alliance membership prospectus
(All sectors) in English, Spanish or French.

Download here the Alliance membership prospectus for governments, in English, Spanish or French.

Download here the Alliance membership prospectus for agriculture co-operatives, in EnglishSpanish or French.

The Alliance is the global forum for inter-cooperation

  • Develop business relationships and partnerships with members
  • Trade fairs
  • Access to the Alliance’s network
  • Connection to the global development network


The Alliance is the holder of co-operative knowledge

  • Gain access to Alliance as a resource for co-operative expertise, in particular co-operative statistics, information and intelligence.
  • Participate in capacity building/training programmes
  • Exchange of information and technical documents
  • Receive and access information on co-operatives including regular publications
  • Access member only resources including member contacts, member only information releases, and global co-operative statistics as requested.


The Alliance represents the movement as its Global Voice

  • The global co-operative marque and a .coop domain name - symbols of the global co-operative movement and of our collective identity. Apply to use the Marque and for a .coop domain name at and help promote our co-operative difference.
  • Defines and promotes the co-operative difference with media and policy-makers
  • Represents the co-operative movement in multilateral organisations including the United Nations system, the International Accounting Standards Board, the European Union, and others
  • Defence for the co-operative movement with national governments at the request of members
  • Participate in the governance of the Alliance



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