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ICC at a Glance

According to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran's economy is based on three pillars: Governmental, Cooperative and Private.

The adoption of the 1991 Law on the Cooperative Sector of the Islamic Republic of Iran was a turning point in identifying the Iranian cooperative movement as an independent economic sector. In this law, the role and position of Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC) are specifically addressed and it established in 1994.

ICC as the highest level non-governmental people-based organization and apex body in Iran’s cooperative movement plays a prominent role to increasing the contribution of the cooperative sector in production, sustainable employment and development of non-oil exports in Iran's economy as well as in sustainable development.

Currently, 31 provincial chambers, 50 national unions and more than 50 trans-provincial cooperatives are the ICC’s members.

Representatives of the ICC attend high councils for decision-making and advisory services within the country and international associations and play a significant role in the policy-making process with the approach of protecting the rights of cooperatives and pursuing their legal demands.