Key Messages

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In raising public awareness about cooperatives, much of the year’s activities will focus on information sharing. These communication activities will centre on the slogan of the year, "Cooperative Enterprises Build A Better World " and highlight the key aspects of cooperative enterprises which allow them to fulfill this rule. Inclusive of the main slogan, activities for the year will hinge 10 key messages:

  • Cooperative enterprises build a better world.
  • Cooperative enterprises are member owned, member serving and member driven
  • Cooperatives empower people
  • Cooperatives improve livelihoods and strengthen the economy
  • Cooperatives enable sustainable development
  • Cooperatives promote rural development
  • Cooperatives balance both social and economic demands
  • Cooperatives promote democratic principles
  • Cooperatives and gender: a pathway out of poverty
  • Cooperatives: a sustainable business model for youth
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