Développement international Desjardins (DID) and its Proxfin partners jointly endorsed and shared a declaration produced following the second edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives. The summit was held from October 6 - 9, 2014 in Qubec City. Participants in the summit declared the need for more, stronger, and innovative cooperatives that commit to ensuring food security, continue their roles as creators of wealth and jobs, and step up their efforts to improve access to health care and services. According to the declaration, cooperatives committed to:
Further exert their influence on the B20, the G20, and major international organizations to gain recognition for their leadership;
Innovate, grow stronger, and increase their numbers to better meet the needs of individuals and society;
Make a significant contribution to food security;
Continue to act as the creators of good quality jobs;
Step up their efforts to foster access to health care and services;
Continue their efforts to achieve universal access to financial services.