International Day of Cooperatives 2023

Marked since 1923, cooperators worldwide have been celebrating it for 100 years! Save it in your calendar, this year is on 1st July. This year’s celebration will be the 29th International Day of Cooperatives recognized by the United Nations and the 101th International Cooperative Day, also called #CoopsDay.

Under the theme 'Cooperatives for sustainable development', cooperators across the globe are invited to celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives and show how the cooperative way of working, inspired by the cooperative values and principles, has the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of its DNA.

This annual celebration recognizes the significant contribution of cooperatives to the global economy and their role in building a more sustainable future.

Discover more about the 2023 #CoopsDay action pack including the logo, key messages and other digital resources on the CoopsDay website here and join the #coops4sdgs campaign!

#CoopsDay in depth 

The aim of #CoopsDay is to increase awareness of cooperatives and promote the movement's ideas of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace. Since 1995, the ICA and the United Nations through the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) have jointly set the theme for the celebration of #CoopsDay.

Through #CoopsDay, local, national and global policymakers, civil society organisations and the public in general can learn about the contribution of cooperatives to a just future for all.

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