The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated globally on the first Saturday of July every year. The day is observed to recognize the significant role of cooperatives in creating inclusive economies and sustainable societies. Cooperatives are organizations owned and run by their members, who benefit from the goods and services offered by the cooperative. The United Nations officially recognized the International Day of Cooperatives in 1995, and since then, the day has been celebrated globally. The theme for the day changes every year, and in 2021, the theme of the International Day of Cooperatives is
In the United Kingdom, the International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated by various cooperatives and organizations to raise awareness about the cooperative model and its contribution to the economy. The day also provides an opportunity to showcase the successes and achievements of cooperatives across the country.
Cooperatives in the UK were first formed in the 19th century and have played an essential role in various sectors such as agriculture, retail, and finance. The UK has a cooperative tradition that dates back to the early 1800s, with the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers being one of the first cooperatives established in the country. The International Day of Cooperatives is observed annually on July 1st.
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References and related siteswww.un.org: UN Day of Cooperatives 2022