The Correos Uruguayio has issued a stamp commemorating the year 2012 as International year of Cooperatives.
The General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 2012 as International Year of Cooperatives and highlighted the contribution of cooperatives to economic and social development, especially its impact on poverty reduction, job creation and social integration.
Under the theme “Cooperative enterprises help build a better world”, the International Year of Cooperatives has three main objectives: 1) Increase Awareness to the socio-economic impact of cooperatives; 2) Promote growth of cooperatives; 3) Establish appropriate policies to strengthen cooperative communities, democracy and peace.
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