Soft-Launch Event for the 2025 UN International Year of Cooperatives


To kick off the celebrations of the 2025 UN International Year of Cooperatives, the UN Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC), in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations, will host a soft-launch event for the 2025 IYC. 

This event will take place during the UN High-Level Political Forum at the UN Headquarters in New York on July 9, 2024, from 10H to 13H (EST). It will coincide with the 2024 UN International Day of Cooperatives (IDC), celebrated under the theme "Cooperatives Build a Better Future for All."

This will be a hybrid event aiming to set the stage for the 2025 IYC, which will be officially launched during the ICA Global Cooperative Conference, scheduled for November 25-29, 2024, in New Delhi, India. Organisers plan to unveil the IYC2025 theme, roadmap of the event and communications materials that the UN teams are currently developing. This also will mark the International Day of Cooperatives, celebrated annually on the first Saturday of July globally. For more information about the hybrid event, please visit.

Download the concept note and full programme below.

The session will be broadcasted online from 10:00 am to 13:00 pm (EST) on the UN WebTV here:

Source of image: UN Photo/Manuel Elias



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