To celebrate this year’s International Day of Cooperatives the International Cooperative Alliance is holding two online events focused on how cooperatives can lead a people-centred and environmentally just recovery.
The first webinar on 2 July - Cooperatives for a better recovery - will feature high-level speakers representing the organisations that form the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). They will be sharing their views on how cooperatives can build a people-centered and environmentally just recovery when embedded in the global recovery strategies. Register for the webinar here.
The second webinar on 12 July - Rebuild better together: Cooperatives' contribution to a people-centered and environmentally just recovery - is organised in the framework of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to promote cooperatives. The event will bring together COPAC members and grassroot cooperators, who will share their experiences and discuss why cooperatives are an indispensable component in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs for the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery.
What is the International Day of Cooperatives?
Celebrated on the first Saturday of July, the International Day of Cooperatives aims to raise awareness of cooperatives and promote the movement’s ideas of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace.
This year’s theme is “Rebuild better together”. The day will be an opportunity for cooperatives around the world to showcase how they are meeting the COVID-19 pandemic crisis with solidarity and resilience and offering communities a people-centred and environmentally just recovery.
The ICA has released a media pack, which includes a logo and social media banners that can be used by all cooperatives.
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.
This year’s celebration will be the 27th International Day of Cooperatives recognised by the United Nations and the 99th International Cooperative Day.
Find out more about the International Day of Cooperatives at https://www.coopsday.coop/.