The United Nations has designated 2012 as the International Year of Co-operatives. From Argentina to Zambia, the 1.4 million co-operatives across the globe will be showing how they build a better world. This is the UK's online hub for the International Year.
Submitted by Ed Mayo on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 12:00
2012 was a year of teamwork, sport and a renewed confidence that the country can pull together. It is perhaps appropriate then that the year was also designated by the United Nations, for the first time, as the International Year of Co-operatives.
It is, now we have finished, a fascinating case study, somewhat removed from run of the mill topic of business marketing. After all, when the United Nations names a year in your honour, what impact does that have?
Submitted by Linzi Nedoszytko on Fri, 21/12/2012 - 15:55
Congratulations to all those who participated in the Co-operate Christmas check-in challenge; you have met the check-in target and unlocked a £2 voucher to spend at The Co-operative!
Submitted by Linzi Nedoszytko on Mon, 17/12/2012 - 14:01
International Year of Co-operatives Programme Leader, Shelagh Everett of Co-operatives UK shares video highlights, photos and news from the UN International Year of Co-operatives 2012
Submitted by Linzi Nedoszytko on Thu, 13/12/2012 - 12:18
Twinterview with @midcountiescoop, celebrating their achievements throughout the UN International Year of Co-operatives
Submitted by Co-operatives UK on Tue, 11/12/2012 - 12:10
2012 has been United Nations International Year of Co-operatives. From Chelmsford to China, Ilford to India, co-operatives and their members and supporters around the world have come together to show how co-operatives build a better world.
And what a momentous year it has been. Across the globe co-operatives have celebrated what makes their business different. We’ve seen everything from flash mobs to formal conferences.
Submitted by Linzi Nedoszytko on Tue, 04/12/2012 - 13:06
Eat, drink or shop co-operative this Christmas. Whether its wine or woollies, chocolates or cheese, toys or trees, you can get everything you need for an ethical Christmas from a co-operative.
Check into a co-operative near you this December and you can unlock some great vouchers, including £2 off when you spend £20 at The Co-operative Food.
Download the Co-operate app
Submitted by Paul Dale Smith on Mon, 26/11/2012 - 09:46
Retail consumer co-operative members of Co-operatives UK gathered in Stratford for the National Retail Consumer Conference 2012.
If you weren't there, find out what you missed.
Submitted by Linzi Nedoszytko on Thu, 15/11/2012 - 11:53
What are your memorable moments from the International Year of Co-operatives?
2012 has been an amazing year for co-operators, with thousands upon thousands of people gathering for events in countries around the world — all in the name of co-operation.
The United Nations International Year of Co-operatives was launched at the UN's New York City headquarters and has been celebrated by world leaders down to grassroots activists.
Share your memorable moment by clicking here
Submitted by Linzi Nedoszytko on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 15:21