2016-ICA-IDC-LogoCo-operatives: The power to act for a sustainable future

This is the theme chosen for the 2016 International Day of Co-operatives on the 2nd July 2016.

During the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, world leaders committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, outlining an ambitious vision for a better world.

They agreed on seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change, all over the next fifteen years.  Co-operatives have a unique role to play in realizing the SDGs.

The co-operative business model has sustainable development at its core, being based on ethical values and principles.  Locally rooted and people driven, co-operatives contribute to sustainable economic growth, social development and environmental responsibility.

​Happy Co-operatives Day!

John Mallia
Malta Co-operative Federation
2nd July 2016

ICA Message

How are co-operatives contributing to the development of the UN SDGs?