The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, particularly their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration.
IWith the theme of “Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World”, the Year seeks to encourage the growth and establishment of cooperatives all over the world. It also encourages individuals, communities and governments to recognize the agency of cooperatives in helping to achieve internationally agreed upon development goals, such as the Millennium Development Goals.
We've created a Facebook page to promote IYC activities. We are excited that social sites like Facebook are offering us new opportunities for Cooperatives organizations to interact and connect.
We look forward to you joining us. Please visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CoopsYear.
We've created a Twitter page to promote IYC activities. We are excited that social sites like Twitter are offering us new opportunities for Cooperatives Organizations to interact and connect.
We look forward to you joining us. Please visit our Twitter page: http://twitter.com/#!/CoopsYear