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Below is a list of reports, articles, blogs, press releases and other content by Share The World's Resources (STWR)

Latest publications by STWR

News / 14th November 2019

STWR have published a book version of the popular dialogue with Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi, titled ‘The intersection of politics and spirituality in addressing the climate crisis’.

Blog / 12th August 2019

We are currently running a postcard campaign in the United States, and invite you to join us with the smallest effort and expense. The aim is to send a continuous stream of postcards to progressive individuals and groups who are already highlighting social injustices while calling for a fairer sharing of resources. 

Blog / 5th July 2019

We recently teamed up with the team at Seven Billion Today to produce a short promotional video that summarises STWR's key campaign message for use on social media. 

Blog / 9th February 2019

STWR teamed up with Cambridge University Amnesty International and the Cambridge Homeless Outreach Programme to outline the case for achieving the UN's longstanding vision of "better standards of life" for all. 

Report / 4th May 2018

Throughout 2017 STWR continued to strengthen and promote our case for global economic sharing, particularly in relation to our core advocacy position as an organisation. All of our work related to the need for a united people’s voice that speaks on behalf of the least advantaged, giving the highest priority to the prevention of extreme human deprivation across the world.

News / 24th April 2018

In the UK, our campaign group Share The World’s Resources (STWR) is participating in demonstrations for economic and social justice by highlighting the cause of Article 25. Please join us by attending national demonstrations that relate to the longstanding economic and social rights enshrined within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Article / 5th March 2018

STWR took part in the Green Party spring conference held in Bournemouth, UK, where we hosted an event that introduced participants to our campaign vision as an organisation.

Blog / 19th October 2017

STWR took part in the BIEN Congress for the first time with a presentation on Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and its important role in building a solid platform for implementing basic income schemes worldwide.

Article / 16th October 2017

The following paper was submitted by Victoria Gater and Sonja Scherndl for a parallel event at the 17th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), held in Portugal from 25-27 September 2017.

Blog / 20th September 2017

The moral and practical case for implementing a basic income guarantee is well made—but what are the prospects for finally achieving this inspiring idea of ‘freedom from want’ for every person on Earth?

News / 22nd August 2017

Prišel je čas, ko moramo v milijonskem številu demonstrirati, ne proti temu ali onemu, temveč na temelju volje do dobrega in sočutja, ki opredeljujeta, kdo v resnici smo. Kajti v slehernem človeškem srcu je vgrajena ljubezen in modrost celotnega človeštva. - Mohammed Mesbahi

Article / 19th December 2016

Vincent Lassalle is a political researcher who is currently undertaking a 9 month long study focused on the question of post-industrial transition. During his recent time in London, UK, he visited STWR to learn more about our work and perspectives on international economic sharing as central to the process of global transformation.

Article / 27th September 2016

Read a selected archive of STWR editorials that highlight the growing debate on sharing, with a round-up of sharing-related news, articles, reports and other activities from our monthly newsletters over the years.

News / 12th July 2016

Share The World’s Resources (STWR) have published a book version of the ground-breaking text by Mohammed Mesbahi, which proposes a ‘people’s strategy for world transformation’ based on a massive mobilisation of civil society to end hunger and life-threatening poverty as an overriding international priority.

News / 3rd May 2016

Unlike many politicians and business leaders, children as young as seven are quick to recognise that the principle of sharing holds the key to addressing pressing global issues such as poverty and inequality – and that governments should put these concerns at the very top of their agendas.

Blog / 16th April 2016

Establishing a globally agreed tax body under the auspices of the United Nations and putting an end to dubious tax avoidance activities would bolster government revenues and help finance the provision of essential public services, especially in the Global South.

News / 22nd February 2016

STWR's February newsletter coincides with the World Day for Social Justice 2016 and presents a round-up of the latest news, articles and blogs by STWR, including the launch of a new Japanese website and a look ahead to forthcoming publications.

Article / 19th February 2016

The pursuit of social justice has long been fundamental to the UN’s mandate to promote equitable development and human dignity for all, and the theme for this year’s social justice day is ‘A Just Transition - environmentally sustainable economies and societies’.

Article / 2nd February 2016

As part of STWR’s ‘global call for sharing’ campaign, we periodically highlight the growing public debate on the need for wealth, power and resources to be shared more equitably both within countries and internationally.

Blog / 2nd February 2016

As an unprecedented alliance of campaign organisations combine their efforts in calling on governments to tackle the root causes of inequality, a new opportunity arises to instigate a much needed public debate on why future policy decisions should be guided by the principle of sharing.

Blog / 18th January 2016

As social and environmental crises continue to escalate, it seems increasingly unlikely that the sharing economy will lead the way to a more sustainable future – unless it actively challenges the power structures that maintain an unjust status quo.

Blog / 31st December 2015

STWR's December 2015 newsletter highlights our most recent articles and blogs, and notes how the emerging debate on the need for more effective forms of economic sharing is more visible than ever, especially in the face of pressing international crises such as climate change.

Report / 24th December 2015

Our annual review for 2015 provides an overview of STWR’s activities over the course of the year as well as our key areas of focus for 2016, which includes ongoing research and writing projects alongside new plans for campaigning, networking and publications.

Blog / 23rd December 2015

There is no true ambition or justice in a global climate deal that undermines the principles of sharing, equity and justice. But after the ‘COP-out’ negotiations in Paris, there is still every hope that the growing power of the people’s voice can usher in a more equal and sustainable world.​

Article / 17th December 2015

At this time of year, it is easy to forget the reality of the critical world situation as we partake in the frantic overconsumption and festivities of Christmas. But what is the true meaning of Christmas in the midst of environmental destruction, growing levels of poverty and escalating global tensions?

Blog / 23rd November 2015

The terrorist attacks in Paris compels us to acknowledge the deeper causes of the resentment that gave rise to ISIS, and to unite behind a far-reaching demand for sharing the world’s resources.

Blog / 1st October 2015

The weak outcomes in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underline how it is futile to place faith in the aspirations and vague commitments of the world’s governments, who continue to follow an outmoded economic paradigm while failing to enact the urgent measures that are necessary to end needless human deprivation within an immediate time-frame.

Report / 29th September 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals – despite their positive and progressive rhetoric – by no means constitute a transformative agenda for meeting the basic needs of all people within the means of our shared planet. This report argues that we may never see an end to poverty “in all its forms everywhere” unless ordinary people unite in their millions and demand the universal realisation of fundamental human rights through huge, continuous and worldwide demonstrations for economic justice.

Blog / 7th September 2015

The Rules team have initiated an ambitious campaign to ‘hack’ the official logic of the Sustainable Development Goals, in which they highlight the true reality of poverty and point the way towards real solutions for a fair and sustainable world.

Article / 30th July 2015

Share The World’s Resources (STWR) have published a flagship publication on the need for a massive mobilisation of civil society to end hunger and life-threatening poverty as an overriding priority for the world’s governments, which will require an unprecedented uprising of ordinary people on behalf of the least privileged among us.

Blog / 29th July 2015

Compartir Los Recursos Del Mundo (STWR) ha editado una nueva publicación importante sobre la necesidad de una movilización masiva de la sociedad civil para terminar con el hambre y la pobreza que ponen en peligro la vida, como una prioridad absoluta para los gobiernos del mundo, lo que requerirá un levantamiento sin precedentes de la gente común en nombre de los menos privilegiados entre nosotros.

Blog / 1st July 2015

A call for sharing the world’s resources is being heard almost everywhere today, and is consistently at the heart of civil society demands for a better world. But too often, this mutual concern is understood and couched in implicit terms, without acknowledging the urgency of realising a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources as a solution to humanity’s problems.​

Blog / 18th June 2015

Campaigning activities are taking place across several continents this week during a global series of actions for tax justice, which aims to increase public pressure so that governments commit to making multinational corporations pay their fair share of taxes.

Article / 2nd June 2015

In this latest editorial we’re highlighting some of the various ways in which a call for sharing is being expressed in the field of international development, especially in relation to calls for more and better overseas aid.

Blog / 22nd May 2015

A radical new initiative has recently been launched that could potentially break the impasse in climate change negotiations by catalysing a global civil society movement that claims collective property rights over the atmosphere.​

Blog / 21st May 2015

If we agree on the goal for a more equal world, then we must stop pursuing endless economic growth and start sharing what we actually have, which will make all our lives better.

Blog / 8th May 2015

During a recent workshop held in Eugene (Oregon, USA), a number of policy experts met to research and explore actions that cities can take to promote sustainable consumption and well-being at the municipal level.

Blog / 6th May 2015

A new report calling for a ‘restorative economy’ seeks to stimulate a much needed debate about how we can create a fairer, more sharing-oriented society in the UK and globally. Launched as part of Tearfund’s Ordinary Heroes campaign, the report advocates for a drastic change in economic direction if a decent standard of living is to be extended to everyone on the planet, as well as future generations.

Article / 20th April 2015

As part of STWR’s ‘global call for sharing’ campaign, our latest editorial highlights how recent protest and campaigning activity is invariably focused on the need to share wealth, power and resources more fairly and sustainably, as witnessed in many recent popular mobilisations for social and economic justice across the world.

Article / 20th April 2015

What does it actually mean ‘to share’? This might seem like an obvious question, but the concept of sharing is increasingly being debated, discussed and redefined in our modern age of rapid technological change and planetary crises.

Blog / 20th February 2015

The latest phase of research from the New Economics Foundation proposes a new framework of ideas that are all premised on the need for a more equal and sharing society, one that “serves the interests of people and the planet, not the other way around”.

Blog / 11th February 2015

As part of STWR’s ‘global call for sharing’ campaign, we are periodically highlighting the growing public debate on the need for wealth, power and resources to be shared more equitably both within countries and internationally. The following is a snapshot of recent signs and trends that illustrate how the principle of sharing is increasing being viewed as a solution to unjust power dynamics and inequitable wealth distribution.

Blog / 30th January 2015

This week, a coalition of NGOs have launched a campaign for a new law in the UK that could make sure that corporations pay their fair share of taxes to public coffers. Dubbed the ‘Tax Dodging Bill’, the proposed law could generate at least £3.6 billion a year for the UK treasury (equivalent to £600 for every household below the poverty line), and billions more for developing countries.​

Blog / 23rd January 2015

At this year’s gathering of the world’s richest and most powerful at Davos, the World Economic Forum founder has urged delegates that the motto for their 2015 meeting should be ‘sharing and caring’.

Blog / 19th January 2015
Twitter feeds and newspaper headlines were again dominated this morning by new statistics on growing wealth inequality, as released by Oxfam ahead of this week’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.​
Article / 15th January 2015

The Church of England has spoken out in trenchant terms about the extreme inequality that defines modern Britain, arguing today that moral principles and sharing should underpin the foundations of society.

News / 13th January 2015

Our latest annual review provides an overview of STWR’s activities over the course of 2014 as well as our key areas of focus for 2015, which includes ongoing research and writing projects alongside the promotion of STWR’s ‘global call for sharing’ campaign.

Article / 16th December 2014

At this time of year, it is easy to forget the reality of the critical world situation as we partake in the frantic overconsumption and festivities of Christmas. But what is the true meaning of Christmas in the midst of environmental destruction, growing levels of poverty and escalating global tensions?

News / 8th December 2014

Share The World’s Resources (STWR) has launched a new campaign in order to catalyse a broader public debate on the need to strengthen and scale up diverse forms of economic sharing at the local, national and global level.​

Article / 8th December 2014

Given that a call for sharing is already a fundamental (if often unacknowledged) demand of engaged citizens and progressive organisations, there is every reason why we should embrace this common cause that unites us all.

Report / 4th December 2014

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.

News / 4th December 2014

Below is an overview of STWR’s ‘global call for sharing’ campaign strategy for the next five years, including an outline of our main objectives and activities, as well as a summary of the key individuals and organisations that the campaign is aimed at.

Blog / 10th November 2014

Civil society groups at the United Nations are highlighting a powerful new movement in our midst based on caring, sharing, community and cooperation - and they propose a comprehensive vision for how governments can unleash its full potential.

Blog / 4th November 2014

Can the ethic and practice of sharing really can create fairer, more sustainable and more democratic societies - and if so, how is it going to happen? The following talk by STWR was given at the event 'Reclaim the Alternative' held in Brighton, UK.

Article / 2nd July 2014

August 2013 marked STWR’s 10th anniversary and signalled the beginning of a new phase in the organisation’s work. Campaigning for economic sharing is now at the forefront of STWR’s activities, and our research program has been reoriented to support this goal.

Article / 24th June 2014

The implications of moving towards a global sharing economy are immense, but there are many reasons to embrace this simple concept - which is far more radical and urgent than it may at first seem. As a primer from STWR makes clear, the necessity of sharing the world’s resources is central to the most critical issues that humanity faces in the 21st century.

Report / 17th June 2014

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.

Article / 30th May 2014

STWR has published various resources over recent months and years that outline how authentic forms of sharing relate to the political and economic challenges of the 21st century. Many of these blogs, articles or reports relate directly to the sharing economy, a selection of which are collated here according to four broad subheadings.

Blog / 4th March 2014

There has never been such an urgency for adopting an international perspective in relation to the world's most pressing issues, but we are still far away from creating a truly global political platform that can challenge the power of the 0.001%. Hence the implications of internationalising our minds are all-inclusive and profound.

Article / 28th January 2014

As the influence of multinational corporations over public policy continues unabated, the key challenge for those campaigning for social and environmental justice is how to redistribute political power back into the hands of ordinary people.

Blog / 15th January 2014

In the fresh rallying call from civil society for a new future based on sharing, it is interesting to note some old examples of NGO campaigns that call for a more equitable distribution of the world’s resources – such as this Friends of the Earth dialogue from thirteen years ago that recognises how the perennial ethic of sharing is fundamental to redressing the disastrous failure of neoliberal economic policy.

Blog / 6th January 2014

Many people at this time of social, political and economic turmoil are voicing the need for a ‘revolution’ in one form or another, with a major focus on all that is wrong in the world’s richest and most powerful country – the United States. Dr Zeki Ergas has taken up this question in a long political essay about the need for a second American revolution to build a better world.

News / 10th December 2013

We are pleased to announce the launch of STWR’s new website, with a new domain name at sharing.org. In contrast to our old website that provided an archive of material on global justice issues from third party sources, this new site is focused on STWR’s own content and our advocacy for economic sharing in all its forms.

Article / 10th July 2013

As the concept of sharing slowly begins to grip the public consciousness, there are many questions that arise about the meaning and relevance of this simple concept for political and economic reform. Here is a brief overview of some of the main queries - and misconceptions - that often arise in discussions on economic sharing.

News / 1st July 2013

As a new era of mass public protest grows in response to social, economic and political injustice across the world, STWR's July newsletter highlights some of our recent publications that advocate for global economic sharing to become a common platform of the emerging people's voice.

Blog / 7th June 2013

Few people within the sharing economy movement are considering the application of this important concept to the most pressing global issues of our time. So it’s very encouraging to see an article that asks if sharing can solve global hunger – although a comprehensive answer deserves much more research, insight and consideration.

Article / 4th June 2013

A new project by the Post Growth Institute is exploring the prospect of a mainstream shift toward not-for-profit enterprise as an alternative to the growth-based model of business and finance. Could this form a crucial plank in the vision for a new economy based on sharing and cooperation, rather than competition and endless consumption?

Article / 13th May 2013

The social, environmental and economic crises that continue to reap havoc across the globe provide a critical opportunity for ordinary people to demand economic reform and political transformation, say STWR in an interview with John Habets & Henk Gloudemans.

News / 26th March 2013

Read about STWR's work in 2012 and some of our planned participation at events over the coming year in the newsletter for March, which includes a run-down of recent articles and posts as well as an overview of our upcoming research priorities and a website redesign.

News / 21st February 2013

Our latest Annual Review provides an overview of STWR’s key activities over the course of 2012 as well as an insight into our plans for 2013, which include a website redesign, the publication of further reports and our involvement in a number of upcoming events.

Article / 12th February 2013

The seed freedom movement is an inspiring example of how the principle of sharing is central to resolving the crisis in agriculture, and highlights the urgency of resisting the powerful agribusinesses that seek to eliminate biodiversity and criminalise the saving and sharing of seed.

Blog / 29th January 2013

According to a growing body of psychological research, promoting intrinsic values can lead to better outcomes for the environment and society as a whole. Can a call for greater economic sharing help promote these values and unite progressives in a common cause that spans diverse cultures and multiple issues?

Article / 22nd January 2013

Campaigners have long proposed measures to reduce extreme inequality, but policymakers remain fixated on an economic model that threatens to undermine the fabric of society. When will the political elite heed the growing demands for redistribution that are being voiced in countless reports, books and public protests?

Article / 18th January 2013

Land value taxation embodies the principle that natural resources are the creations of nature and should therefore belong to society as a whole, not individuals – and as STWR acknowledges, the ramifications of this conceptual shift for a more just and sustainable world are potentially immense.

Blog / 9th January 2013

Oxfam's chief executive makes some thought-provoking observations about transitioning to a sustainable and just world, and points towards an important question: what will it take to spur a mass engagement of ordinary people around the need to end poverty and social injustice?

Blog / 13th December 2012

As the United Nations community continues to flesh out a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be unveiled next year, NGO representative Alanna Hartzok proposes "a commons rent approach to public finance for the SDGs based on an ethic of fairly sharing the value of the earth".

Blog / 8th December 2012

The recent documentary and debate series called 'Why Poverty?' highlighted the extreme differences in living standards and life chances around the world, and once again emphasised that there can never be an end to poverty until the world's resources are more equally shared.

Blog / 6th December 2012

The concept of sharing is fundamental to the business sector, despite the huge challenges to creating an alternative economic model in the midst of a free-market, private enterprise system. Yet the co-operative movement is playing a key role in building sustainable businesses based on people and not profit. ​

Blog / 5th December 2012

Of the many and varied examples of organisations, professionals and engaged citizens across the world that call for greater sharing in our societies, here's one example from the NGO community: Christian Aid's new strategy for 2012 that puts sharing at the centre of its work and campaigning priorities.

Blog / 4th December 2012

The age-old concept of sharing is increasingly being discussed in relation to political and economic issues, even though a public discussion on the importance of global sharing is still in its early days. But there are many signs that this is beginning to change - and there are lots of reasons why we should all get involved in the emerging debate.

Blog / 3rd December 2012

The sharing economy is becoming more popular than ever before with its emphasis on accessing and sharing resources rather than owning them. And now there are signs that the concept is being gradually broadened to include more political, environmental and global justice issues, as highlighted by a number of articles and events in recent weeks.

Blog / 24th November 2012

As the Middle East dominated headlines and op-eds this week, nationwide protests against Wal-Mart in the US revealed a spirit of sharing and solidarity amid the shopping mayhem of Black Friday, while over in Europe the news was dominated by austerity, austerity and more austerity. A roundup of recent news highlights.

Blog / 16th November 2012

This week saw the world’s first ever Global Sharing Day, a renewed focus on austerity and the welfare state in America, and an ingenious initiative from Occupy to free citizens from debt distress. Is it time for Occupy to also include a worldwide safety net as one of their campaign priorities? A roundup of recent news highlights.

News / 12th November 2012

STWR are one of the partners for the world’s first ever Global Sharing Day on Wednesday 14th November. As a host of sharing-related activities take place throughout the day, let’s celebrate the importance of sharing in all its forms – including in relation to poverty, inequality and climate change.

Article / 18th October 2012

The very basis of the sharing economy is being eroded in countries where austerity measures are dramatically reducing public spending on social welfare and essential services. But governments could collect and redistribute huge quantities of additional finance for critical human needs.

News / 16th October 2012

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

Report / 1st October 2012

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.

Report / 1st October 2012

This executive summary of a report by Share The World's Resources outlines how governments could mobilise over $2.8 trillion to finance the global sharing economy as an immediate priority for governments, which it argues can only happen with a huge groundswell of public pressure for sharing and justice.

Report / 1st October 2012

Part 1 of the report Financing the Global Sharing Economy demonstrates how systems that facilitate 'economic sharing' are increasingly being eroded by policies that widen inequalities and leave families in a state of poverty or destitution across the world. The result is a silent humanitarian emergency that should be treated as a foremost priority by the international community.

Report / 1st October 2012

Part 3 of the report 'Financing the Global Sharing Economy' introduces the 10 policies that could enable the international community to mobilise more than $2.8 trillion within a short number of years, money that governments should use to strengthen and scale up the sharing economy both nationally and globally.

Report / 1st October 2012

This section of the report Financing the Global Sharing Economy focuses on ending government support for fossil fuels and biofuels. The text below highlights the importance of transitioning to a low carbon economy, and demonstrates how governments could raise over $500bn each year for worthier social and environmental causes. See further resources at the end of the section under 'learn more and get involved'.

Report / 1st October 2012

This section of the report 'Financing the Global Sharing Economy' argues that preventing the excessive leakage of revenues through tax avoidance and tax evasion is perhaps the first and most important step governments can take to secure additional financial resources and strengthen the sharing economy.

Report / 1st October 2012

This section of the report Financing the Global Sharing Economy makes the case for redistributing the IMF's assets through its Special Drawing Rights facility and gold sales. These modest proposals could help restore the IMF's flagging legitimacy and prepare the way for more substantial reforms to the global economic architecture.

Report / 1st October 2012

This section of the report Financing the Global Sharing Economy argues that civil society must step up their advocacy for carbon taxes. With time for effective action to tackle CO2 emissions fast running out, carbon taxes remain an important policy tool for reducing climate change and financing mitigation and adaptation programs.

Report / 1st October 2012

This section of the report Financing the Global Sharing Economy argues that debt cancellation is an essential prerequisite for ensuring a more equitable sharing of global financial resources, and the absolute and unconditional cancellation of unjust debts should constitute an urgent priority for the international community.

Report / 1st October 2012

This section of the report Financing the Global Sharing Economy argues that a dramatic change of paradigm is needed if rich nations and global institutions are to stop forcing developing countries to liberalise their economies through unfair trade rules.

Blog / 27th June 2012

Almost a week since the Rio+20 Earth Summit ended, civil society is coming to terms with the ‘epic failure’ of global leaders to agree meaningful action for addressing the worsening planetary and social crises.

Blog / 20th June 2012

As we celebrate National Sharing Day, let’s make sure we advocate for sharing in all its forms. The true milestone for the Age of Sharing will be the creation of a global sharing economy that ensures we end poverty and live sustainably.

News / 26th February 2012

Share The World’s Resources convened a book launch and panel discussion on slum growth and urban poverty in the Global South, held on Wednesday 24 February at the Amnesty International UK headquarters in London.

Blog / 23rd February 2012

The world situation as we approach the spring of 2012 is both formidable and unprecedented.

Blog / 15th December 2011

The events of 2011 may well go down in history as constituting the most significant turning point of modern times.

Report / 29th September 2011

The purely market-based approach to development has failed the world's poor. If the global economy is to serve the interests of all people, it must be primarily geared towards securing basic human needs in perpetuity, founded upon a genuine form of multilateral cooperation and economic sharing.

Article / 22nd July 2011

The international response to the East African crisis is far short of urgent needs, yet the extreme deprivation being reported is only the tip of the iceberg.

Blog / 10th July 2011

In almost every region of the world today, the people are rising up. In the Middle East and North Africa, a revolutionary wave of protests swept across the Arab world and continues to escalate in many countries, not least in Libya and Syria.

Blog / 5th June 2011

Across the world, the gulf between the rights of ordinary people and the interests of those who hold the reins of the world’s financial wealth has rarely been so stark.

News / 8th December 2010

The increasing rate of slum growth in the Global South is the direct result of an international development paradigm that fails to prioritise the basic needs of the poor. A world without urban poverty cannot be realised without a redistribution of power and resources on the national and global level, argues a new report by Share The World’s Resources.

Article / 25th November 2010

The basic assumptions about human nature that inform economic and political decision-making are long outdated and fundamentally flawed. By acknowledging our interdependence and common ethical values, we can build a more sustainable, cooperative and inclusive global economy.

Article / 17th November 2010

Many people have become dominated by consumerism and no longer recognise the value of our natural world or the importance of community. Indigenous cultures have a lot to teach us about sharing, sustainability, and a spiritual relationship to Mother Earth, explain Freddy Treuquil and Victor Lem Masc.

Report / 26th October 2010

A sustainable global economy fit for the 21st Century must be based on a new ethical framework that reflects and supports humanity’s interdependence. The process of economic sharing can ensure that the world’s essential resources, goods and services are made accessible to all, according to a new brief by Share The World’s Resources.

News / 17th May 2010

Food reserves are a valuable tool in addressing the structural causes of hunger. In a joint letter with concerned civil society groups worldwide, STWR calls on governments and institutions to put the issue of reserves at the centre of their policy considerations.

News / 12th March 2010

The world urgently needs a more democratic international decision-making forum to promote an equitable sustainable economic recovery. STWR joins with civil society groups from around the world to call for greater inclusion and transparency in global governance.

Article / 5th March 2010

The emergence of a significant middle class – who demand increasing space for their accommodation – means that the urban poor are everywhere being constricted to a decreasing proportion of land. In these city spaces they exist as a ‘fugitive humanity’, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

News / 9th February 2010

Press release: Share The World's Resources will be hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday 24th February 2010 at the Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International, London, EC2A 3EA, 18:30 – 20.00, followed by a drinks reception.

News / 4th February 2010

As G7 finance ministers gather in Iqaluit, Canada, to discuss reforming the global financial system, STWR joins campaigners from around the world in demanding that the IMF immediately and unconditionally cancel Haiti’s debt.

Article / 1st February 2010

The official launch of the STWR publication ‘Megaslumming’ took place in Nairobi on 20th January 2010 with around 200 people attending a panel discussion and public debate at the National Museum of Kenya.

Article / 1st February 2010

The official launch of the STWR publication ‘Megaslumming’ took place in Nairobi on 20th January 2010 with around 200 people attending a panel discussion and public debate at the National Museum of Kenya. Below is a transcript of the Q&A session of the event.

Article / 18th December 2009

Expert panellists and film director Philippe Diaz discuss the structural causes of poverty and suggest possible solutions at the UK premiere of ‘The End of Poverty?’ on 12th December 2009. The event was coordinated by STWR and the British Film Institute (BFI).

News / 16th December 2009

Share The World’s Resources and the British Film Institute screened the UK premier of ‘The End of Poverty?’ on 12th December 2009 at BFI Southbank, London. The film was followed by a lively panel discussion and Q&A session with leading voices on world poverty.

News / 1st December 2009

Between 13-17 November 2009, representatives of Share The World’s Resources attended a Civil Society Organisation’s Forum parallel to the World Food Summit in Rome.

News / 29th November 2009

Press release: The British Film Institute and Share The World’s Resources will be screening the award winning documentary ‘The End of Poverty?’ at the BFI Southbank on 12th December 2009 at 2pm.

News / 16th November 2009

Press release: Civil society organisations have called on governments attending the World Summit on Food Security (16-18 November) to support the use of food reserves as an essential step towards achieving universal food security.


In a letter released at the commencement of the Summit in Rome, governments are urged to follow up on previous commitments to explore a system of food reserves as a tool for stabilising markets and for humanitarian support.

News / 16th November 2009

In a letter released at the commencement of the World Summit on Food Security in Rome (Nov 16-18), civil society organisations urge governments to move forward in support of a system of publicly managed food reserves.

News / 2nd November 2009

On 15 October 2009, Share the World’s Resources presented at an event hosted at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC on the potential and pitfalls of instituting a series of global food reserves.

Article / 29th October 2009

Implementing global food reserves should be part of a genuine multilateral response to the food crisis. A new Global Convention on Food Security could offer an institutional framework for the governance of food and agriculture, argues a presentation by STWR.

Report / 20th October 2009

Food reserves could play an important role in a longer-term strategy to achieve universal food security if implemented as part of a new international framework for trade and agriculture, finds a study released today by Share The World's Resources.

News / 26th September 2009

Share The World's Resources operated a stall at a Quakers conference held at Friends House, London, on the 26th September 2009. The event focussed on the possibility of a zero growth economy as well as other progressive ideas on how to alleviate poverty and combat climate change.

News / 21st September 2009

On the 20th September, Brockwell Park hosted the annual Urban Green Fair - an independent green fair for London. Share The World's Resources operated a stall in the social justice area and enjoyed a day of discussion and promotion of alternative ideas for a sustainable future.

News / 9th September 2009

As the G20 Finance Ministers began two-day London talks on the 4th September, Share the World's Resources joined the Put People First coalition in a day of campaigning and discussion to advocate for a fairer economic and financial system.

News / 27th May 2009

In light of the escalating food and climate crises, STWR participated in the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) at the UN headquarters as governments, international agencies and NGOs negotiated a common position for agricultural reform.

Article / 27th April 2009

Diplomats, NGOs and business groups met at the United Nations in May 2009 for the highest level forum on Sustainable Development. But what is the history of the Commission on Sustainable Development, and what is this forum designed to achieve? 

Blog / 2nd April 2009

The climate change conference in Copenhagen during March 2009 highlighted a growing gulf between science, policy and action - a fatal flaw that increases the risk of an abrupt and irreversible climatic shift. A backgrounder.

News / 1st April 2009

Share the World's Resources joined thousands of protesters on Saturday 28th March to march through the streets of London, advocating for the leaders of the upcoming G20 Summit to ‘Put People First!’.

News / 18th March 2009

Share The World’s Resources (STWR) was interviewed for the radio news and current affairs programme in Jamaica, HOT 102 FM, on the morning of Wednesday 18th March 2009.

News / 25th February 2009

After a lengthy and in-depth application process, Share The World's Resources (STWR) was recently granted consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN).

Blog / 3rd December 2008

As world nations meet in Poznan, Poland, to continue negotiations on a new climate treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol in 2012, serious questions are being raised about the possibility of slashing global carbon emissions by the necessary minimum of 50% by 2050. 

News / 18th June 2008

Share The World’s Resources (STWR) attended the Climate Forum held in Camden, London, on the weekend of June 14th to host two workshops on our proposals for economic reform based upon the principle of sharing.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts and further resources about economic development in Africa, including organisations, reports and articles.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts, organisations, reports and further resources about education from a global perspective.

Article / 19th May 2008

Some key facts, organisations, books and further resources that relate to international politics and global governance issues.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts, organisations, reports and further resources about access to water from a global perspective.

Article / 19th May 2008

Education, health and shelter are three basic and essential services long enshrined as a fundamental human right in the Universal Declaration of 1948, but ever since contradicted by the grave reality of life for a large swathe of the world population. Still more than one billion people lack access to basic health care services, another one billion people (the majority of them women) lack even a basic education, and almost two billion people live in overcrowded and poor quality housing - with at least another 100 million people living homeless worldwide.

Article / 19th May 2008

The failure of the IMF, World Bank and WTO to represent and further the interests of the developing world, through their one-size-fits-all approach, has lead to the collapse of trade negations, widespread criticism of their effectiveness, and bitter international protest. Many countries are rejecting the neoliberal ideologies of the ‘unholy trinity’ with intensifying calls for their reform or decommissioning.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts, organisations, reports and further resources about the land crisis from a global perspective.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts, organisations, reports and further resources about education from a global perspective.

Article / 19th May 2008

Pushing back against the unrepresentative and undemocratic nature of decision-making, the nebulous ‘global justice movement' has become a dynamic new player in international politics. The movement's advocates fight on a number of causes, including the demand for a greater say for people rather than international technocrats in matters that will most affect the general public; a fight against large-scale inequalities of power, opportunity and wealth; and resistance to the further privatisation of national and community resources.

Article / 19th May 2008

The three essential resources of land, energy and water are connected by the same crisis of inequality driven by increasing privatization and corporate control. While universal provision remains an eminently practical goal, it requires a shift in global priorities and wide-scale redistribution through a system of international sharing monitored by an effective and representative United Nations.

Article / 19th May 2008

https://www.actionagainsthunger.org.ukMore than 1.4 billion people live in poverty so extreme that they can barely survive, and around 25,000 people die from hunger each day whilst a new billionaire is created every second day. The call for a global safety net has never been so urgent - and compels the international community to transform economic priorities and guarantee the universal securing of basic human needs.

Article / 19th May 2008

Multinational Corporations are the main actors driving economic globalisation which thrives when market forces are de-regulated, allowing essential goods and services to be allocated by commercial activity, not human need. The result is a world economy that favours affluent countries and their corporate interests whilst neglecting those living in extreme poverty who the market fails to reach.

Article / 19th May 2008

Although the United Nations remains heavily criticised for its complexity and bias towards the ‘big 5’ nations, it’s noble origins and ideals – embodied in the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights – emphasises the need for a more democratic, powerful and ultimately more representative UN system that can act as a conduit for international cooperation and the securing of basic human needs.

Article / 19th May 2008

In 2009, countries have reached perilous new levels of conflict, tension and military spending characterised by nuclear proliferation, ideological warfare and pre-emptive invasions of sovereign nations. As news reports highlight an intensifying competition over natural resources, the international community is faced with a stark choice - to share resources and cooperate, or to continue on the path to further warfare.

Article / 19th May 2008

As neoliberal policies continue to define the rules of the world economy, great signs of change are being witnessed in many progressive governments of Latin America that are rejecting the Washington Consensus in favour of democratic and people-oriented models of development based on greater regional integration, cooperation and economic justice.

Article / 19th May 2008

Levels of international aid have been criticised as seriously insufficient for over 50 years, debt cancellation programs have failed to reach most developing countries, and the Millennium Development Goal for halving poverty will not be met by 2015. Without a fundamental restructuring of global economic priorities, the needs of the majority world will continue to be overshadowed by commercial interests.

Article / 19th May 2008

The escalating crisis of volatile food prices and food insecurity is the result of an industrial development model based on large-scale, export-orientated agriculture tied to international competition, self interest and stock market speculation. With over a billion people going hungry each day despite a huge surplus of food production, a reorientation towards more localised, smaller scale and sustainable agriculture is urgently required.

Article / 19th May 2008

After decades of famine, grinding poverty, colossal debts and enormous slum-growth, Africa is indisputably the worst casualty of economic globalization. As the region takes the further brunt of man-made climate change, the rich nations hold a moral responsibility to reorder economic priorities and coordinate a massive transfer of resources to the impoverished continent.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts, organisations, reports and further resources about healthcare from a global perspective.

Article / 19th May 2008

Some facts, organisations, reports and other resources about energy from a global perspective.

Article / 16th May 2008

Since the imposition of free market policies in the 1980s, globalization has come to represent an ideological battle between those who favor economic growth and deregulation through the growing power of multinational corporations, versus those who prefer a more sustainable and democratic approach to international development, socio-economic justice, and the securing of basic human rights and needs.

Article / 16th May 2008

Soaring capital flows, a debt-based consumer culture and unbalanced trade between countries all contributed to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The question now is whether governments follow a 'business as usual' model based on self-interest and inequality, or one that promotes equitable development based on moral and social principles.

Article / 16th May 2008

The threat of climate change and global warming, fueled by relentless commercialization and excessive consumption, has turned into a fighting ground for both policymakers and concerned citizens. The coming decade is set to determine not only a collective response to reducing carbon emissions, but the entire future direction for international development and the global justice movement.

News / 5th January 2008

2007 was STWR’s most progressive year to date. Particular progress was made in terms of organisation, structure, networking and raising our profile.

News / 10th December 2007

In London, STWR joined over 10,000 campaigners who braved the wind and December downpours to walk from the Houses of Parliament to the US embassy.

Report / 27th September 2007

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.

News / 24th September 2007

To coincide with the Labour Party conference in the UK, STWR published a full page open letter in The Guardian (Monday 24th September) and Modern Gov magazine (handed to all party conference attendees in the UK) which directly addressed Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

News / 7th June 2007

To coincide with this week's G8 Summit, STWR have published a full page open letter in the The Guardian (6th June) and The Independent (7th June) newspapers directly addressing the Ministers. 

News / 2nd June 2007

STWR attended and ran a series of workshops at the first ever United States Social Forum (USSF) held in Atlanta, Georgia, from June 27-July 1 - the first in a series of regional gatherings aimed at decentralising the World Social Forum

News / 5th August 2006

STWR joined over 100,000 members of the public filled the streets of central London on Saturday 5th August, demanding an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon, Palestine and Israel.

Article / 26th February 2006

The world needs to share its common resources, not compete over them. As long as nations - and the corporations that feed them - perceive resources as something within their ownership, then economic and political resources will continue to be channelled into gaining military as opposed to environmental security, writes Louise Edwards. 

News / 2nd February 2006

A response to Mohammed Mesbahi's article 'the Tsunami, the Brandt Report' and other matters - from Christine Edwards of the Department for International Development.

Report / 31st January 2006

Arguably the most comprehensive and solutions-oriented analysis of critical global economic issues to date was a report by the Independent Commission on International Development Issues, chaired by Willy Brandt (former Chancellor of West Germany) in 1980 - widely referred to as the 'Brandt Report'.

News / 21st July 2005

A letter from one of the UK's leading politcal activists Bruce Kent, endorsing the principle of sharing and the activities of STWR.

News / 1st July 2005

A letter from Dr. Jack Preger MBE, founder of the humanitarian NGO, Calcutta Rescue, endorsing the work of STWR

Article / 15th January 2005

The Asian tsunami has required international cooperation in coordinating a large scale and complex emergency relief program, the likes of which have not been seen before. However, the extent of the devastation has greatly dampened the relief efforts...

News / 19th October 2004

We would like to thank all our members, contributors and the public for their valuable efforts and keen interest in our work at the European Social Forum last weekend.

News / 1st October 2004

STWR would like to announce to all our members, contributors and visitors that we will be active participants at the upcoming European Social Forum in London between the 14th and 17th of October.

Blog / 3rd November 2003

A peaceful world may be the goal of many of our nations’ leaders and is certainly a concept close to the hearts of many billions of people world-wide. However we are clearly far from achieving this target.

Blog / 11th August 2003

Now, more than ever, it is of paramount importance that we realise the extent to which our planet is in crisis and that we act upon this knowledge in order to facilitate major change. Quite simply what is necessary is a redistribution of the world's resources and the embracing of the principle of sharing at all levels of society.