Consumer Co-operatives Worldwide (CCW)

CoopsDay 2022 - President Address

CoopsDay 2022 - President Address

Dear co-operators,
This year on 2 July, the global co-operative movement united in celebrating the 100th International Day of Co-operatives under the slogan “Co-operatives Build a Better World”, which was also the 10th anniversary of the UN declaring 2012 as the International Year of Co-operatives. Perhaps there is no better way to exemplify our diverse and dynamic movement and our unequivocal contribution to a better world.

The global health and economic crisis has affected all aspects of the co-operative business and presented unpredictable challenges for our members and the local communities. Nevertheless, we have shown that when conditions are the toughest, co-operatives are the strongest. With fast, decisive and sometimes unorthodox solutions, co-operative businesses demonstrated resilience, which allowed consumer co-operatives to remain close to their members and to serve the people. This gives us hope that we have the will, strength and resources to move forward successfully.

Happy 100th International Day of Co-operatives!

With co-operative greetings, 

Prof. Petar Stefanov
CCW President