International Day of Cooperatives 2023

16 April, 2023

Since 1923, cooperatives from all around the world have been observing the International Day of Cooperatives and this years celebrations will be on July 1st 2023.

This years theme is Cooperatives for Sustainable Development and the celebrations will be the 29th International Day of Cooperatives that the UN has formally acknowledged.

The annual celebration recognizes the significant economic impact the cooperative movement has had on the world and the role it has played in building a more sustainable future.

The "CoopsDay" aims to raise awareness of cooperatives and the principles of the movement, which include economic efficiency, equality, and world peace.

Since 1995, the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC), a UN institution, have collaborated to select the #CoopsDay celebrations' theme.

"CoopsDay" is an opportunity for local, national, and worldwide governments, civil society organizations, and the general public to learn more about cooperatives and their dedication to a just future for everyone.