Share the World’s Resources

About Share the World’s Resources

(extracted from STWR’s website)

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 the report Sharing as our common cause, the principle of sharing is already central to diverse calls for social justice, environmental stewardship, global peace and true democracy. On this basis, STWR’s ‘global call for sharing’ campaign aims to promote the role that a call for sharing can play in uniting citizens and progressive organisations across the world in a common cause.

To help achieve the campaign’s overall goals, STWR has launched a sign-on statement to encourage individuals and organisations to explicitly acknowledge the importance of sharing in political and economic terms, and commit to engage in this emerging debate through their work and campaigning activities. The ongoing campaign forms a key part of STWR’s organisational activities over the period ahead, and is supported by our broader research, writing and outreach work.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

ShareTheWorldsResources_Twitter_AvitarSTWR 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.


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

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