CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COOPERATIVES 2021 THEME: REBUILD BETTER TOGETHER
This year, the cooperatives fraternity around the world will once again celebrate the annual international day of cooperatives as has been the tradition since 1923 and in 1995 when the United Nations general assembly officially proclaimed the day celebrated every 1st Saturday of July which will be 3rd.July.2021.
The aim of cooperatives day is to increase awareness of cooperatives and promote the movement’s ideas of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace. Since 1995, the ICA and the United Nations through the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives have jointly set the theme for the celebration of Cooperatives Day. This year’s theme is rebuild better together. Cooperatives around the world will showcase how they are meeting the COVID-19 pandemic crisis with solidarity and resilience and offering communities a people-centered and environmentally just recovery.
“In the fields of health, agriculture, production, retail, finance, housing, employment, education, social services and many other spheres where cooperatives are found, the more than one billion cooperative members worldwide continue to prove that no one needs to face a crisis like the pandemic on their own. #CoopsDay will be the occasion to spread the word about how a human-centered business model, sustained by the cooperative values of self-help and solidarity and the ethical values of social responsibility and concern for community, can reduce inequality, create shared prosperity and respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19” International Cooperatives Alliance press release 2021.