The International Day of Cooperatives is the annual celebration of the co-operative movement and day is set to be observed on the first Saturday of July every year. In this year 2019, this day is observed on July 6th and also it’s the 25th year of United Nations International Day of Cooperatives and the 96th year of International Cooperative day. On this day, all the Cooperatives around the world will celebrate the day based on one theme.

The theme of 2019 is COOPS 4 DECENT WORK.

International Day of Cooperatives
International Day of Cooperatives


International Day of Cooperatives was founded by International Co-operative Alliance and the day is celebrated since 1923. The purpose of this day is to celebrate for all the cooperative movements which held on that year. In the year 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has confirmed and passed a resolution 47/90, which says “the first Saturday of July 1995 to be International Day of Cooperatives“.

How to Commemorate International Day of Cooperatives

On this day cooperatives of all around the world will celebrate the day with various activities. Every year all the organising institutions will agree with the theme of the year and celebrate the day according to the theme.

So if you are a cooperative in an institution, we wish you a “Happy International Day of Cooperatives“.

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