International Day of Cooperatives 2016 observed

Jul 2, 2016 11:01 IST

International Day of CooperativesThe International Day of Cooperatives 2016 was observed on 2 July 2016 across the world. The theme for day was Co-operatives: The power to act for a sustainable future.

The day is an annual celebration of the co-operative movement.

The aim of the International Day of Cooperatives Day is to:

Increase awareness on cooperatives.

Highlight the complementarily of the goals and objectives of the United Nations and the international cooperative movement.

Highlight the contribution of the movement to the resolution of the major problems addressed by the UN.

Strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement.


On 16 December 1992, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed in resolution 47/90 the first Saturday of July 1995 to be International Day of Cooperatives.

The theme for the 2015 International Day of Cooperatives was Equality. It was celebrated on 4 July 2016.

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