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2012 - International Year of
Sustainable Energy for All


The Official Logo

Based on the slogan of the year, ‘Cooperative enterprises build a better world’, the logo features seven persons working together to lift and support a cube. The cube represents the various project goals and aspirations upon which cooperative enterprises are built, and the achievements that can be attained. The gender-neutral figures represent the people factor central to the cooperative model, and there are seven of them, to represent the seven principles of the cooperative movement.

Any non-UN entity wishing to use the logo for information, and/or fund-raising purposes must submit an application for approval to the IYC Secretariat via mail, fax, or email.

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