Ending extreme poverty

Human beings are members of a whole
In creation of one essence and soul
If one member is afflicted with pain
Other members uneasy will remain
If you have no sympathy for human pain
The name of human you cannot retain.

- Saadi

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.

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A just and sustainable world free from extreme poverty.


To transform the global distribution of wealth towards a more equitable society through awareness, action, and partnerships.


We believe that the ability to show love, empathy, and not least generosity towards our fellow human beings is essential if we are to make the world a better and more joyful place for all to live in.

We also believe that in order for change to be achievable we have to believe that change is possible, and we must have the courage to keep on going, even when we encounter great obstacles.

Finally, we believe that non-violence in all actions, whether it be physical or psychological, is the best way to bring about long-lasting change. Though it may be important to show strength and bravery when facing challenges in life, it is just as important to show humility and the ability to forgive; forgive ourselves and those around us.

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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.

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In the spirit of

It's in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi

It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.

Mother TheresaMother Theresa