Share the World's Resources

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About Share the World's Resources

(extracted from STWR's website. For all STWR related entries in this wiki, visit this category)

STWR is an independent civil society organisation campaigning for a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources within and between nations.

Through our research and activities, we make a case for implementing economic sharing as a pragmatic solution to a broad range of interconnected crises that governments are currently failing to address – including hunger, poverty, climate change, environmental destruction and conflict over the world’s natural resources.

As explained in our introductory pages, we call on governments to implement an international program of emergency assistance to eliminate hunger and life-threatening deprivation as a foremost global priority. We also call for UN Member States to negotiate an unprecedented program to reform the global economy, with a major focus on the following areas: guaranteeing access to social protection and essential public services for all; establishing a just and sustainable global food system; and instituting an international framework for sharing natural resources more equitably and within planetary limits.

For more information about our work, activities and structure please refer to the menu options on the left. You can also find out more about our aims and objectives on the learn more page, along with common questions about economic sharing and other sharing-related issues.

See more at: http://www.sharing.org/about-us#sthash.ntgtaC0J.dpuf

Activities

We research and write blogs, articles and reports that outline how economic sharing can be applied as a solution to the world’s interconnected crises. This research is widely communicated in order to generate support for STWR's activities and proposals.

Our website and social networking sites are regularly updated with new content and information about economic sharing, and we often present our work at conferences and a wide range of civil society events.

STWR’s goal is to mobilise a diverse movement of global citizens who agree on the urgent need to reform the global economy so that wealth, power and resources are more equally shared, both within and between countries.

See more at: http://www.sharing.org/about/activities#sthash.sTYrhFrX.dpuf


Reports

Sharing as our common cause

This report demonstrates how a call for sharing underpins many existing initiatives for social justice, environmental stewardship, true democracy and global peace. On this basis, STWR argues that sharing should be more widely promoted as a common cause that can help connect civil society organisations and social movements under a united call for change.


A primer on global economic sharing

In an increasingly unequal and unsustainable world, governments must urgently move beyond the restrictive political and economic ideologies of the past and embrace solutions that meet the common needs of people in all countries. This primer outlines the extent of the interconnected global crises we face, and points the way towards an alternative approach to managing the world’s resources based upon international cooperation and economic sharing.



Financing the global sharing economy

A report by Share The World’s Resources demonstrates how governments could mobilise over $2.8 trillion each year to bolster the global sharing economy and prevent life-threatening deprivation, reverse austerity measures and mitigate the human impacts of climate change.



The UN and the Principle of Sharing

This report presents an analysis of the effectiveness of the United Nations and outlines measures which can significantly reform the body to ensure that it can more readily realise its humanitarian mandate and exert greater control over the global economy.



Organisational Structure

Share The World’s Resources (STWR) is a not for profit civil society organisation founded in 2003, and registered in England, no. 4854864. Our registered address: New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London  EC4V 6BJ.

STWR was granted Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) in August 2009.

Our activities are funded entirely through private donations from individuals; we are not affiliated with any government, political party/ideology, or corporate enterprise.

Governance

The organisational structure of Share The World’s Resources comprises of:

  • A Council of Members who oversee all constitutional issues and the general activities of the organisation.
  • A Board of Directors who are responsible for implementing policy and strategy.
  • A team of staff and co-workers.

Find out more about Share the World's Resources by visiting their website