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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ISLAMABAD -- International Day of Cooperatives was observed on Saturday.
ISLAMABAD -- International Day of Cooperatives is being observed today (Saturday).
According to a handout, he said in his message, issued here on the International Day of Cooperatives, being observed on Friday, that the cooperative agencies would be run in their true spirit so that more and more needy people could benefit from them.
Theme of 2018 International Day of Cooperatives is sustainable consumption and production.
On the first Saturday of July each year, the international community celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives. This years theme, Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services is timely, as the ILO works towards a future of work that is based on sustainable production and employment models.
The seminar was organised to herald the 2018 United Nations International Day of Cooperatives scheduled to hold on July 7.
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. He appealed for all nations to recommit to the co-op business model, saying it can help make the vision of a sustainable future a reality for everyone.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- International Day of Cooperatives was observed on Saturday to express solidarity with the people associated with cooperatives movement.
In his message issued here on Friday in connection with the International Day of Cooperatives, the CM said that the purpose of celebrating the day globally was to express solidarity with the people associated with cooperatives movement.

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