International Co-operative Day
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) The International Co-operative Day is an annual celebration of the co-operative movement observed on the first Saturday in July since 1923 by the International Co-operative Alliance. On December 16, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in resolution 47/90 „the first Saturday of July 1995 to be International Day of Cooperatives, marking the centenary of the establishment of the International Cooperative Alliance.“ Co-operatives around the world celebrate the day in various fashions and each year the organising institutions agree on a theme for the celebrations.
2006 Peace-building through Co-operatives
Information on Cooperatives and Peace-building
- „The Role of cooperatives and other Self-Help Organisations in Crisis Resolution and Socio-Economic Recovery“ (pdf), paper written by Edgar Parnell and published by the ILO Cooperative Branch, December 2001
- „Cooperatives and Peace in the era of globalisation: A Retrospective look at ICA’s Concern, Resolutions and Action throughout the 20th Century“, paper submitted to the ICA General Assembly by Dr. Dionysis Mavrogiannis, Professor of Law and Sociology, Secretary-General, Institute of Cooperation, Athens (Greece), October 2001
- The International Co-operative Alliance During War and Peace 1910-1950, Rita Rhodes (published by the International Co-operative Alliance)
The chapters in Rhodes Book on the ICA's response to Italian fascism and German nazism and on the situations in Austria, Spain, Czechoslovakia and the Far East on the eve of the Second World War and during that war are interesting reading especially for readers of the respective countries who may not have had the opportunity to see events from this angle.