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On 2 July 2022, cooperatives across the world will celebrate the 100th International Day of Cooperatives (IDC, #CoopsDay) and a decade of the UN International Year of Cooperatives (2012), which showcased the unique contribution of cooperatives to making the world a better place. 


Marked by cooperatives worldwide since 1923 and officially proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on the centenary of the ICA in 1995, the IDC is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of July. It aims to increase awareness of cooperatives and promote the movement's ideas of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace. 


#CoopsDay 2022 – “Cooperatives Build a Better World” – will showcase how the human-centred business model, inspired by the cooperative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity and the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others, is building a better world.   


The 2022 #Coopsday action pack including the logo, key messages and other digital resources are available here.  


You can celebrate the #CoopsDay 2022 with the ICA-AP Regional Office by participating in


  • Panel Discussion on Coops Build a Better World – What Has Changed Since 2012? on 5 July
  • Sharing your voice for the 100 voices campaign (in the form of short quotes) from the region on how #CoopsBuildABetterWorld


Submission Guidelines: 100 Voice


  • Write short quotes/ statements of not more than 60 words conveying your thoughts on  how #CoopsBuildABetterWorld
  • These quotes/ statements can be on behalf of the individuals or organisations  
  • Send these to with the subject ‘CoopsDay 100 Voices’ and details including your/ your organisation’s name and country.
  • Last day to send - 01 July


Submitting an entry for the short-video (60-90 seconds) contest for individual cooperators/ cooperatives/ national movements to showcase how they are building a better world!


The 100 voices and the videos will be shared on the ICA-AP #CoopsDay webpage and social media channels. We invite you and your members to join us for this historic celebration.

More details on the panel discussion and the short video contest will be notified on the ICA-AP website and social media in the coming days. Stay tuned!