Cooperatives Build a Better Future For All: ICA Statement for the 2024 #CoopsDay now available

04 Jul 2024

The International Day of Cooperatives is a perfect opportunity to emphasize that our enterprises build a better future for all people. Cooperatives create decent work, uphold gender equality, and foster innovation, particularly with the involvement of new generations. With an innate sense of social responsibility, cooperatives prioritize people and the environment, creating optimal conditions for producers and consumers. They educate, care for, and manage the natural, human, and financial resources of each community in pursuit of the common good.

This way of organizing social-economic relations has 200 years of proven history and is today the most direct path towards a sustainable future in social, economic, and environmental matters.

For all these reasons, cooperation is also another name for peace.

In a world convulsed by unacceptable war conflicts, experiencing growing inequalities, and threatened by climate change, we must deepen the cooperative paradigm, not only inside our organizations but also externally, to increase our impact on a global scale.

Read the full statement here

View the full video of the message from the ICA President Ariel Guarco for the 102nd International Day of Cooperatives.

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