July 7th, 2012 marks the 90th ICA International Co-operative Day and 18th UN International Day of Co-operatives.

“The International Year of Co-operatives is the time to tell the co-operative story to a wider audience. It is not only a story of past success, of individuals coming together during difficult economic times to leverage their resources, access markets, and restore balance to price negotiations. The resiliency and stability of the co-operative enterprise model is also a message for today.”

Read the full message from the ICA in English – statement_for_international_day_of_co-operatives_2012.pdf, Spanish – aci_international_day_of_co-operatives_2012_es.pdf, or French – aci_international_day_of_co-operatives_2012_fr.pdf.