Archive for July 3rd, 2016


Some 2.6 Million Cooperatives Employ 12.6 Million People Worldwide

Human Wrongs Watch

Cooperatives are an old idea but more relevant than ever as they can be the drivers of a sustainable future, senior United Nations officials on 2 July 2016 said on the International Day of Cooperatives, urging Governments to create an enabling environment for these groups to thrive and grow.

Members of the Cooperative Agriculture Maraicher for Boulbi, water and hoe their vegetable fields in Kieryaghin village, Burkina Faso. Photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank | Source: UN News Centre

“Cooperatives play an important role in many societies,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message on the Day, which this year is observed under the theme, “Cooperatives: The power to act for a sustainable future.”

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