The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, in particular recognizing their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration.

The United Nations have created a logo for the International Year of Cooperatives which is based on the slogan "Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World".

By integrating the logo into information about the ICCS, we give our credit to the United Nations and their activities for a successful "IYC 2012".

Please, find further information on the official website.

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