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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality


A cooperative is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise". Cooperatives are democratically controlled by their members, with each member having one vote in electing the board of directors. They differ from collectives in that they are generally built from the bottom-up, rather than the top-down. Cooperatives may include:

  • Worker cooperatives: businesses owned and managed by the people who work there
  • Consumer cooperatives: businesses owned and managed by the people who consume goods and/or services provided by the cooperative
  • Producer cooperatives: businesses where producers pool their output for their common benefit
    • eg. Agricultural cooperatives
  • Purchasing cooperatives where members pool their purchasing power
  • Multi-stakeholder or hybrid cooperatives that share ownership between different stakeholder groups. For example, care cooperatives where ownership is shared between both care-givers and receivers. Stakeholders might also include non-profits or investors.
  • Second- and third-tier cooperatives whose members are other cooperatives
  • Platform cooperatives that use a cooperatively owned and governed website, mobile app or a protocol to facilitate the sale of goods and services.

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Organizations relating to Cooperative

International Association of Trade Unions of Workers in Scientific Research and Production Cooperatives and Enterprises / Moscow, Russia
Inter-American Cooperative Institute / Panama, Panama / Est. 1963
Regional Cooperative Program for the Technological Development and Modernization of Coffee Cultivation in Central America, Panama, Dominican Rep and Jamaica / Guatemala, Guatemala
América Cooperativa y Mutual / Est. 2006
Programa Cooperativo para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial del Cono Sur / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1980
Collective Security Treaty Organization / Moscow, Russia / Est. 2002
Internationale Raiffeisen Union e.V. / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1968
CICOPA-Américas / San José, Costa Rica / Est. 1998
South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme / Colombo, Sri Lanka / Est. 1982
Instituto Intercultural para la Autogestión y la Acción Comunal / Valencia, Spain / Est. 1978
International Communist Esperantist Collective / London, UK / Est. 1973
Institute of Noetic Sciences / Petaluma CA, USA / Est. 1973
African University for Cooperative Development / Cotonou, Benin / Est. 1967
Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology in Asia / Daejeon, Korea Rep / Est. 1972
Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1979
Human Relief Foundation / Bradford, UK / Est. 1991
World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity / Bellingham WA, USA / Est. 1995
Global Center on Cooperative Security / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2004
EcoViva / Oakland CA, USA / Est. 1996
Action on Poverty / Crows Nest NSW, Australia / Est. 1968
Peace Cooperative Network / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1989
Stichting Gered Gereedschap / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1982
Co-operative College / Manchester, UK / Est. 1919
Global Communities / Silver Spring MD, USA / Est. 1952
Calmeadow Charitable Foundation / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 1983
Plunkett Foundation / Oxford, UK / Est. 1919
Southern Africa Cooperative Network
European Conference on Cooperatives
Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology / Est. 1972
Agreement on Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora / Est. 1994
African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology
Traité de Sécurité Collective de la CEI / Est. 1992
Cooperative Agreement for Arab States in Asia for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology / Est. 2002
Treaty for Collaboration in Economic, Social and Cultural Matters and for Collective Self-defence / Est. 1948
Agreement Concerning Cooperative Research in Reactor Science / Est. 1970
Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Long-term Financing of the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air-pollutants in Europe / Est. 1984
Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperative Information Exchange Relating to the Development of Solar Heating and Cooling Systems in Buildings / Est. 1974
Convention Benelux Concernant la Coopération Transfrontalière entre Collectivités ou Autorités Territoriales / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1986
Pacific Charter: Southeast Asia Collective Defence Treaty / Est. 1954
Convention Concerning the Application of the Principles of the Right to Organize and to Bargain Collectively / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1949
Agreement on Cooperative Assistance to Kenya / Est. 1967
Groupe Raiffeisen du Benelux / Bonn, Germany
Working Community of the Low and Middle Adriatic / Ancona, Italy / Est. 1990
Committee for International Self-Reliance / Kampala, Uganda / Est. 1985
World Council of Ukrainian Cooperatives / Chicago IL, USA
Euro-Malaysian Cooperative Society
Nordic Cooperative Union / Est. 1918
Pan-American Cooperative
Pan African Cooperative Centre, Cotonou / Est. 1968
Collectif régional Tiers-monde

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Action Strategies relating to Cooperative

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Preserving traditional rights to natural resources
Strengthening scientific and technological capacity
Motivating cooperation
Increasing self sufficiency
Sustaining community morale
Promoting cooperative principles
Enhancing creative community participation
Prioritizing issues for collective deliberation
Facilitating statewide cooperative effort
Applying cooperative principles
Stressing collective rights
Portraying communitarian sense
Providing sufficient confidence in collective initiatives
Initiating cooperative leadership
Abstaining from confidence in collective initiatives
Contexting through cooperative relations
Expanding cooperative store operation
Preserving collective sense of order
Abstaining from economic self-sufficiency
Supporting quality third world film production
Funding cooperative community school
Expressing decisions to be affirmed
Redirecting attention of social decision-makers

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