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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE DAY

INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE DAY
INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE DAY

The International Day of Cooperatives acknowledges and reaffirms the role of cooperatives in economic, social and cultural development and in the achievement of social policy objectives.
The day also aims to increase awareness among cooperatives, as well as to support and expand partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other supporting organizations including governments.
WHEN IS INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE DAY
Saturday, 7th July

INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE DAY HISTORY
The United Nations accepted and reaffirmed that cooperatives were very important in the world's economic, social and cultural development in 1994. Conversely two years prior on December 16, 1992 the UN General Assembly proclaimed the first Saturday of July 1995 as the International Day of Cooperatives, marking the centenary of ICA's establishment.

WHAT DO PUBLIC DO ON INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE DAY
      1.     Translating messages from the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and the UN into local languages for worldwide distribution
2.     Spreading awareness news papers and radio
3.     Arranging contests and campaigns focused on the topics related to the day
4.     Meetings with government officials
5.     Sponsor events and concerts

THEME FOR INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE DAY 2018
“Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services” is the theme for the International Day of Co-operatives 2018.
  
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