Full Name (abbr.): 2012 - International Year of Co-operatives
Objective of the initiative
The International Year of Co-operatives is intended to raise public awareness of the invaluable contributions of co-operative enterprises to poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. The Year will also highlight the strengths of the co-operative business model as an alternative means of doing business and furthering socio-economic development.
Possible or Committed Parties to this Initiative
United Nations and International Co-operative Alliance
Started on 1-1-2012
Will end on 31-12-2012
Twitter account @icacoop