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2012 International Year of Cooperatives

Fri, 13/01/2012


Welcome to the United Nations “International Year of Co-operatives”

2012 has been recognised as the International Year of Co-operatives by the United Nations.

United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring 2012 the UN International Year of Co-operatives on December 18, 2009.

The UN resolution entitled 'Co-operatives in Social Development' recognises the diversity of the co-operative movement around the world and urges governments to take measures aimed at creating a supportive environment for the development of co-operatives. Click here to go to the UN IYC website to find out more about the UN Resolution and about other UN IYC activities

This is an acknowledgement by the international community that co-operatives drive the economy, respond to social change, are resilient to the global economic crisis and are serious, successful businesses creating jobs in all sectors.

To find out how CVS Rochdale support Co-operatives and social enterprises in general please call or email:


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