“Cooperative enterprises build a better world” – “Les coopératives, des entreprises pour un monde meilleur” – “Las empresas cooperativas ayudan a construir un mundo mejor”. This year’s theme links to the observance of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives. It seeks to encourage the growth and establishment of cooperatives all over the world, and to recognize the actions of cooperatives in helping to achieve internationally agreed upon development goals, such as the Millennium Development Goals.
- Message of the United Nations Secretary-General
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- Watch also the United Nations Secretary-General’s video message on the International Day of Cooperatives 2012 (in English only)