Using cooperation Behaving cooperatively Taking cooperative action Agreeing on cooperation Making agreement on cooperation
A cooperative agreement is where two or more autonomous organizations join together in a partnership to achieve common objectives, jointly defining the problem to be solved and deciding how it will be solved. Success is measured by the degree to which the parties achieve their shared objectives.
By now the evidence is manifold. Whether in political and economic experience, management theory or psychological research, genuinely cooperative behaviour produces far better results than egoistic, aggressive or Machiavellian approaches.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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