The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday in July. The day promotes the role that cooperatives play in improving the lives of people around the world.
The day also highlights how cooperatives are working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world economy.
This year, the theme for the International Day of Cooperatives is “Cooperatives Build a Better World”– echoes the theme of the International Year.
Marked by cooperatives worldwide since 1923 and officially proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on the centenary of the ICA in 1995, the International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of July.