The Official Logo of the International Year of Cooperatives

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The logo for the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) is based on the slogan for the year, which is "Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World." The logo of IYC 2012 evokes the definition of cooperative enterprises as autonomous associations of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations, through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise

Any non-UN entity wishing to use the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) logo for information and or fund-raising purposes MUST submit an application for approval to the IYC Secretariat via mail, fax, or email. On gaining approval, entities will be required to submit a signed waiver of liability form. Please note that there is a two-three week waiting period for approval. Applications are processed in the order in which they were received.

After you have gained approval and the signed waiver of liability is received, we will send you the link to download and attach the logo onto promotional materials for events organized in celebration of the Year. There is no charge to download the logo. Authorization of logo use also authorizes use of the associated graphic tag.

The logo is available in all six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

If you have any questions, please email us at

IYC Logo Guidelines for use
IYC Logo Application for use
Waiver of Liability
IYC Slogan