With 2012 now well and truly under way, we are hugely excited for the year ahead about our participation in the International Year of Co-operatives.
For those not already aware:
2012 has been recognised as the International Year of Co-operatives by the United Nations. This is an acknowledgement by the international community that co-operatives drive the economy, respond to social change, are resilient to the global economic crisis and are serious, successful businesses creating jobs in all sectors.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about co-operatives and their contributions to the socio-economic development, promote the formation and growth of co-operatives and to encourage governments to establish laws and regulations to related to the formation, growth and stability of co-operatives.
The 12th January 2012, marked the Midcounties official launch day for the year of co-operatives with celebrations taking place across various Midcounties Co-operative stores in the UK in the regions of Oxfordshire, Swindon, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, as well as at the the Midcountries Warwick headquarters. Some 5,450 balloons were launched at these events to represent the number of Co-operative organisations in the UK.
Revolver World looks forward to being part of the International Year Of Co-operatives.