Basic Information about CoopsDay
International Day of Cooperatives (CoopsDay) is an annual event observed on first Saturday of June to increase awareness about cooperativeness.
Observed on: First Saturday of July (4 July 2020)
Organized by: ICA, UN
Introduced in: 1992 (UN Proclamation)
About International Day of Cooperatives (IDC)
Every year first Saturday of July is observed as the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC). This day was observed since 1923 by the International Co-operative Alliance. On December 16, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed to observe first Saturday of July 1995 to be International Day of Cooperatives. The day is known as CoopsDay.
The day is observed to increase awareness about cooperativeness, strengthen the cooperative movements and organizations.
Activities and Programs on Coops Day
The day is observed by different organizations, co-operatives around the world by various programs and activities. Each year the celebrations are based on a theme selected for the particular year.
Campaigns including social media campaigns are done with hashtag #CoopsDay
Themes for International Day of Cooperatives
International Day of Cooperatives (CoopsDay) 2020 Theme is “Cooperatives for Climate Action“
International Day of Cooperatives (CoopsDay) 2019 Theme was “Coops 4 Decent Work“
CoopsDay 2018 Theme was “Sustainable consumption and production“.
Slogan: Sustainable societies through cooperation
2017 CoopsDay Theme was “Inclusion. Slogan: Co-operatives ensure no one is left behind”
2016 Theme: Cooperatives: The power to act for a sustainable future
2015 Theme: Equality. Slogan: Choose co-operative, choose equality
2014 Theme: Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all
2013 Theme: Co-operative enterprise remains strong in time of crisis
2012 Theme: Co-operative enterprises build a better world
2011 Theme: Youth, the future of cooperative enterprise
2010 Theme: Co-operative Enterprise empowers women
2009 Theme: Driving Recovery through Co-operative Enterprise
2008 Theme: Confronting Climate Change through Co-operative Enterprise
2007 Theme: Co-operative Values and Principles for Corporate Social responsibility
2006 Theme: Peace-building through Co-operatives
2005 Theme: Microfinance is OUR business! Cooperating out of poverty
2004 Theme: Co-operatives for Fair Globalisation: Creating Opportunities for All
2003 Theme: Co-operatives Make Development Happen!: The contribution of co-operatives to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
2002 Theme: Society and Co-operatives: Concern for Community
2001 Theme: The Co-operative Advantage in the Third Millennium
2000 Theme: Co-operatives and Employment Promotion
1999 Theme: Public Policy and Co-operative Legislation
1998 Theme: Cooperatives and the Globalization of the Economy
1997 Theme: The Co-operative Contribution to World Food Security
1996 Theme: Co-operative Enterprise: Empowerment for People-centred Sustainable Development
1995 Theme: The ICA Centennial and the Next 100 Years of International Co-operation