International Day of Cooperatives

Cooperatives, International Day of

First Saturday in July
In 1992 the United Nations established International Day of Cooperatives on the first Saturday in July. They chose this date to honor the founding of the International Cooperative Alliance one hundred years earlier. Today the organization represents 760 million people who belong to various cooperatives in 100 countries. In 1994 the United Nations affirmed their commitment to International Day of Cooperatives in recognition of the crucial role that cooperatives play in economic and social development.
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moons message on the International Day of Cooperatives, to be observed on 2 July:
Cooperatives will play an "invaluable role" in the international community's roll-out of sustainable development goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said July 4 in observation of International Day of Cooperatives.
Cooperatives will play an invaluable role in the international communitys roll-out of a sustainable development goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said Saturday while marking the International Day of Cooperatives.
In his message for International Day of Cooperatives, marked annually on July 5, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that this year's day falls at a "critical time"A with the UN working to reach the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and adopt a long-range sustainable development agenda, as well as a new climate agreement.
The International Day of Cooperatives is an annual opportunity to highlight how cooperatives can contribute to building resilience in all regions and all economic sectors.
Celebrating UN International Day of Cooperatives on July 7th, The Carpet Girls will showcase a collection of nine photographs.
In a message marking International Day of Cooperatives, the United Nations chief cited the "egalitarian ethos, participatory decision-making, common ownership and commitment to goals beyond the profit motive," as reasons why business, social and economic cooperatives are expanding opportunities for women around the globe.
In 1995, the United Nations resolved to designate the first week of July as a period to celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Cooperatives will be observed on the first Saturday of July 5 to increase awareness on cooperatives, as well as strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other supporting organizations including governments.
UNITED NATIONS -- The International Day of Cooperatives provides an opportunity to spotlight how such enterprises can help build resilience in all socio-economic spheres in times of global uncertainty, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday.
Ban issued the message on July 3 on the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Cooperatives will be observed on Saturday to increase awareness of co-operatives and promote the movement's successes and ideals of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace.

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