“The present geopolitical landscape is anything but good. With the United States leading the march to the rear, elites in nation after nation are adopting policies of selfish exclusion, rather than building bridges that will facilitate cooperation on an ever-wider scale. … However, political activists worldwide are becoming increasingly aware of the existential threats confronting humanity; and, thanks to the Internet, have the potential to form meaningful alliances for political change. The Trust will do what it can to promote that process.”
In December 2014, Joseph (Joe) Schwartzberg legally established the Workable World Trust, the principal purpose of which is to disseminate and promote the many global governance proposals in his most recent book Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World. The Trust negotiated translations of this book into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, thereby facilitating virtually worldwide discussion of its reform recommendations. Additionally, a much shorter, less academic Study and Discussion Guide has been prepared for each translation.
In addition, the Trust has supported (and is supporting) many additional projects that focus on "global governance reform" in some capacity, with beneficiaries in every continent. Since its creation, the Trust has distributed over $1.3 million in support of numerous undertakings, and continues to offer financial support of projects.
Learn more about how the Workable World Trust is involved in current UN / global governance reform organizations and programs
- Creating a Workable World” conference (University of Minnesota, 2015)
- “Seminar on Security Council Reform” (UN Church Center, New York, 2016)
- “Commonwealth of Nations as a Vehicle for Sustainable Peace & Development” conference (Brisbane, Australia,2018)
- Rome Statute at 20: International Criminal Court Treaty Anniversary, 2018