NFTC celebrated International Day of Cooperatives on 5th July 2014 at Marwah Studios, Noida Film City as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992.
“The 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 Nations; Strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors, including governments, at local, national and international levels” informed Sandeep Marwah Ambassador of International Human Rights Organization affiliated to United Nations and Managing Director of National Federation of Tourism And Transport Cooperatives of India Limited.
This year, International Co-operative Day has the theme of “Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all.” Concern for the community is one of the co-operative movement’s founding values and, as such, the need to sustainably safeguard favorable living conditions for communities underpins all co-operatives’ operations and vision.
“Cooperatives are particularly important to agriculture, food security and rural development. In the finance sector, cooperatives serve more than 857 million people, including tens of millions who live in poverty.” Said by Ban Ki Moon Secretary General of UN.