V Cooperative Summit of the Americas

Cooperativism in the hour of global challenges

Between October 23 and 26, 2018, more than 1.500 cooperative members and representatives of other organizations and institutions linked to cooperatives, from more than 50 countries, met in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, within the framework of the V Cooperative Summit of the Americas, to analyze reality, debate proposals and define joint initiatives, under the slogan "Cooperativism in the hour of global challenges". As in previous Summits, the central purpose of the event was to build agreements aimed at promoting concrete changes that impact both the cooperative organizations themselves and their communities, which are included in the text of the so-called Declaration of Buenos Aires.