The United States, one of the world’s richest nations and the “land of opportunity”, is fast becoming a champion of inequality, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston.
Since 2009, a series of expert dialogues at the General Assembly of the United Nations has sought to define a new worldview based on a non-anthropocentric relationship with Nature. The resolutions contain different perspectives regarding the construction of a new paradigm in which the fundamental basis for right and wrong action concerning the environment is grounded not solely in human concerns.
Share The World's Resources is one of many signatories to the latest Civil Society Equity Review, which proposes a policy framework for a fair sharing of efforts and resources to meet the global commitments on keeping greenhouse gas emissions within safe limits.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should change its priorities and finally let go of the outdated conditionalities of privatization, deregulation of markets, and "austerity" in social services, which in the past have engendered human rights violations, and instead make loans subject to a new set of conditions.