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Poverty and hunger

Article / 19th May 2008

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

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

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

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

Article / 19th May 2008

土地、水、エネルギーという3つの不可欠な資源は、民営化と企業支配の拡大によって引き起こされる同じ不平等の危機によって結びついています。普遍的供給は依然として極めて現実的な目標ですが、そのためには世界的な優先順位の変更と、効果的かつ代表的な国連が監督する国際的な分かち合いのシステムを通じた大規模な再分配が必要です。

Blog / 18th April 2008

A new book by Dr Zeki Ergas, based on a collection of short essays originally published in Share The World’s Resources (STWR), explores the major threats facing humanity in the 21st century and outlines the systemic, structural and institutional changes necessary to avert a global catastrophe.

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.

Article / 23rd July 2007

A renewed air of questioning is being felt in the movement for global justice. Non-governmental organisations are wondering what to do next after the campaigns for more aid, less debt and better trade are proving inadequate to counter the sheer scale of mass poverty, whilst activists raising awareness of climate change have never been more prominent and yet overwhelmed by the task ahead. ...