Celebrating International Day (Month) of Cooperatives

Celebrating International Day (Month) of Cooperatives

International Day of Cooperatives is an annual celebration of the cooperative movement observed on the first Saturday in July since 1923 by the International Cooperative Alliance.

It is a day – The International Day of Cooperatives that is celebrated across the world every year on the first Saturday of July, with an aim to increase awareness about cooperatives and also promote the day’s ideas of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality and world peace, according to a statement by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA).

The theme for this year’s celebration of the International Day of Cooperatives is Rebuild Better Together

The theme for Previous Years’ celebrations are:

2021: Rebuild better together

2020: Cooperatives For Climate Action


2018: Sustainable consumption and production

2017: Co-operatives ensure no one is left behind

2016: Cooperatives: The power to act for a sustainable future.

2015: Choose co-operatives, choose equality

2014: Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all.

2013: Cooperative enterprise remains strong in time of crisis.

2012: Co-operative enterprises build a better world.

2011: Youth, the future of co-operative enterprise

2010: Cooperative Enterprise Empowers Women

2009: Driving Recovery through Co-operative Enterprise

2008: Confronting Climate Change through Co-operative Enterprise

2007 Co-operative Values and Principles for Corporate Social responsibility

2006 Peace-building through Co-operatives

2005: Microfinance is OUR business! Cooperating out of poverty

2004: Co-operatives for Fair Globalisation: Creating Opportunities for All

2003: Co-operatives Make Development Happen!: The contribution of co-operatives to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals

2002: Society and Co-operatives: Concern for Community

2001: The Co-operative Advantage in the Third Millennium

2000: Co-operatives and Employment Promotion

1999: Public Policy and Co-operative Legislation

1998: Cooperatives and the Globalization of the Economy

1997: The Co-operative Contribution to World Food Security

1996: Co-operative Enterprise: Empowerment for People-centred Sustainable Development

1995: The ICA Centennial and the Next 100 Years of International Co-operation

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