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
2019: COOPS 4 DECENT WORK
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