In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed, in its resolution 47/90 of 16 December 1992, the International Day of Cooperatives to be celebrated annually on the first Saturday of July. Listen to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s official message.
Co-operatives are a key part of the way forward for the 21st Century economy. In recent years, the world has demonstrated an urgent need for a more diversified global economy. It’s our opportunity to tell the world what we know - that co-operatives are successful, values based enterprises owned by their members.