COPAC selects inclusion as theme of 2017 International Day of Cooperatives

Inclusion will be the theme of the 2017 International Day of Cooperatives (IDC), with the slogan of ‘Cooperatives ensure no one is left behind’.

COPAC members unanimously selected inclusion, which complements the priority theme of the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world’. The HLPF will take place from 10-19 July 2017, shortly after the IDC on 1 July. The HLPF will see voluntary national reviews on the 2030 Agenda from many countries and review implementation of SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14, and 17.

The HLPF will be an ideal forum for COPAC to showcase cooperative contributions to the SDGs, given the concentration of high-level governmental and UN officials in New York to discuss sustainable development issues.

COPAC will therefore organise the celebration of the IDC at the United Nations during the HLPF. To express your interest in receiving an invitation, please contact Fran McCrae, COPAC Coordinator, at copac [at] copac [dot] coop.