International Year of Co-operatives

UN declares 2012 International Year of Co-operatives

International Year of Co-operatives

In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed, in its resolution 47/90 of 16 December 1992, the International Day of Co-operatives to be celebrated annually on the first Saturday of July.

The aim of this International Year is to:

  • Increase awareness on co-operatives;
  • Highlight the complementarily of the goals and objectives of the United Nations and the international co-operative movement;
  • Underscore the contribution of the movement to the resolution of the major problems addressed by the United Nations;
  • Strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors, including governments, at local, national and international levels.

Members of National Committee

Stay up to date with all the activities planned for the year by downloading our calendar (PDF, 3.49MB).