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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In anticipation of April's G20 meetings in London, tens of thousands of protestors are expected to march from Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park on Saturday 28th March 2009 as part of a nationwide 'Put People First!' campaign - asking Ministers to prioritise jobs, justice and the climate.