International Day of Cooperatives 2020 - History, Significance
International Day of Cooperatives 2020 - History, Significance
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International Day of Cooperatives 2020 – History, Significance

  • Each year, on the first Saturday of July, the International Day of Cooperatives is observed. The International Day Of Cooperatives celebration is done by conducting several events. These events are based on the purpose of creating awareness about areas of concern on a global scale.
  • The International Day of Cooperatives 2020 will be celebrated on Saturday, July 4 this year. To know more information about this globally significant day, keep reading ahead.
  • The United Nations International Day of Cooperatives 2020 will be observed on July 4. The purpose of the International Day of Cooperatives Celebration is to draw the world’s attention to cooperatives and their work.
  • International Co-operative Day is an annual celebration of the co-operative movement observed on the first Saturday in July since 1923 by the International Co-operative Alliance.
  • On December 16, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in resolution 47/90 “the first Saturday of July 1995 to be International Day of Cooperatives, marking the centenary of the establishment of the International Cooperative Alliance.” Since 1995 the United Nations’ International Day of Co-operatives has been observed jointly alongside International Co-operative Day.
  • Cooperative collaborate to work on internationally important concerns and issues, like political issues, climate change etc. Thus, in order to educate individuals about these happenings, and how can major issues be addressed, the National Day of Cooperative was observed by the United Nations. The day aims towards international integration and the strengthening of mergers and collaborations between countries.
  • The United Nations International Day of Cooperatives 2020 will be observed on July 4. The purpose of the International Day of Cooperatives Celebration is to draw the world’s attention to cooperatives and their work. Cooperative collaborate to work on internationally important concerns and issues, like political issues, climate change etc.
  • Thus, in order to educate individuals about these happenings, and how can major issues be addressed, the National Day of Cooperative was observed by the United Nations. The day aims towards international integration and the strengthening of mergers and collaborations between countries.

About International Co-operative Alliance

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is a non-governmental co-operative federation or, more precisely, a co-operative union representing co-operatives and the co-operative movement worldwide. It was founded in 1895 to unite, represent and serve co-operatives worldwide. The Alliance maintains the internationally recognised definition of a co-operative in the Statement on the Co-operative Identity.

  • Founded – 1895
  • Headquarters – Brussels, Belgium
  • President– Ariel Guarco
  • Director General– Bruno Roelants

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