Las Vegas: â€œThe aim of this International Day is to: Increase awareness on cooperatives; Highlight the complementarily of the goals and objectives of the United Nations and the international cooperative movement; Underscore the contribution of the movement to the resolution of the major problems addressed by the United Nationsâ€ said Sandeep Marwah Managing Director of National Federation of Tourism And Transport Cooperatives of India Limited in a meeting at Hotel Encore at Las Vegas during his visit to USA.
â€œhe other aim is to strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors, including governments, at local, national and international levelsâ€ added Marwah who is also Ambassador of International Human Rights Association affiliated to United Nations.
This year, International Co-operative Day celebrated on 4 July, had the theme of â€œChoose co-operative, choose equalityâ€.
The co-operative movement presents a unique combination of global reach and needs-based business conduct. Play an important role in poverty reduction by widening ownership and by giving people a voice, both inside their organizations and in society as a whole.
â€œIn this crucially important year in which the world will commit itself to an inspiring new development agenda, including a set of sustainable development goals, let us recommit to the cooperative business model and use its many benefits to fulfil our vision of a life of dignity for all.â€ Marwah also read the message of Ban Ki Moon the Secretary General of United Nations.