Human Act Award 2020 goes to Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg has been elected as the first recipient of the Human Act Award along with a cash prize of USD 100,000. The award was given to Greta Thunberg - through the Greta Thunberg Foundation - on International Mother Earth Day, 22 April 2020, for her fearless and determined efforts to mobilize millions of people around the world to fight climate change.
Human Act and Greta Thunberg have joined forces to support UNICEF, and have donated a total of USD 200,000 to kickstart the funding campaign "Let’s Move Humanity for Children in the Fight Against Coronavirus". Greta Thunbergs award money, along with an additional USD 100,000 donated by Human Act, will support UNICEF’s work for children and youth affected by the coronavirus.
“Like the climate crisis, the Corona pandemic is a child-rights crisis. It will affect all children, now and in the long-term, but vulnerable groups will be impacted the most. I’m asking everyone to step up and join us in support of UNICEF’s vital work to save children's lives, to protect health and continue education" - Greta Thunberg.Visit the Campaign here
The Human Act Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting freedom for all of humanity. We work towards peace and justice for the citizens of the world, regardless of gender, age, religion or race. The Human Act Foundation believes in ‘doing’, and so we progress through action. Our main focus is to mobilize financing through a wealth taxation, towards ending extreme poverty and achieving the SDG´s.
Human Act was founded in 2016 by Djaffar Shalchi and his wife Ané Maro.
Since 2016, it has established partnerships with numerous other organizations,
including the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Action Aid and Oxfam.
What is extreme poverty?
The World Bank defines “extreme poverty” as living on less than $1.90 per person per day. According to most recent estimations in 2013, 767 million people lived in extreme poverty, deprived of the most basic necessities.
Source: World Bank 2016
How to end extreme poverty?
Move humanity is a global initiative to end extreme poverty, founded by Human Act in 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Move Humanity’s mission is to mobilize at least 1% of the wealth of the world’s wealthiest individuals.
How will we do it?
Move Humanity aims to mobilize at least 1% of the wealth of the world’s richest individuals each year towards ending extreme poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.
In 2017 Human Act entered into a partnership with UN SDSN.
In the spirit of
It's in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.Nelson Mandela
Poverty is the worst form of violence.Mahatma Gandhi
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.Mother Theresa