EXPO Milano 2015 has kicked off. The Universal Exhibition has opened the doors of its 1.1 million square meters that, in the next six months (until 31 October 2015), will host, according to the most optimistic estimates, at least 20 million visitors. And Coopermondo, the association for development cooperation of Confcooperative network, will be present with three international conferences and a week of events in the Pavilion of Civil Society, Cascina Triulza.
The presence of Coopermondo in this event stems from wanting to share, with the other actors of civil society, the co-operative movement’s engagement in the fight against hunger in developing countries. It will also be an extraordinary opportunity to sensitize the general public, and the cooperative world that is closer to us, on the issues of development cooperation. Not a secondary topic since 2015 is also the year that the EU devotes to the development (European Year for Development 2015) and the year in which the United Nations will establish the new development agenda post-2015: a series of “Sustainable Development Goals” to end hunger in the world by 2030.