The Cooperative Movement of Dominica will observe the United Nations International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopsDay) with a week of activities from June 27th to July 2, 2022 under the theme “Cooperatives Build a Better World”.
This year Cooperatives around the world will showcase how they are handling post COVID-19 pandemic crisis with solidarity and resilience and offering communities the opportunity to rebuild better together.
“We have witnessed how the cooperative model has been working towards the well-being of people and respect for the planet, underscoring what the cooperative movement stands for. Cooperatives will indeed build a better World, and we are confident about it.”
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.
The International Cooperative Alliance ICA calls on cooperators and partners around the world to get ready to celebrate #CoopsDay on 2 July and to show the world how we can build better a world.
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.
The aim of #CoopsDay is to increase awareness of cooperatives and promote the movement’s ideas of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace. Since 1995, the Cooperative House Europe ICA and the United Nations through Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) have jointly set the theme for the celebration of #CoopsDay.
This year’s celebration will be the 28th International Day of Cooperatives recognized by the United Nations and the 100th International Cooperative Day.
Through #CoopsDay, local, national and global policymakers, civil-society organizations and the public in general can learn about the contribution of cooperatives to a just future for all.