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?
The world's 2000+ billionaires hold a total wealth of around $10 trillion. Economists have calculated that a simple global giving of only 1% on net wealth of $1 billion will annually raise $100 billion. Invested in United Nations' priority actions on poverty eradication this will be enough to end extreme poverty.
How will we do it?
Move Humanity creates awareness about extreme poverty and its consequences. We advocate for a UN resolution, creating the norm for all countries to advocate a 1% giving on individuals with a net wealth of $1 billion. We propose that the givng will be used according to the UN SDG goals, and invested in the poorest countries. Eradicating extreme poverty is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
In the spirit of
It's in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.Nerlson 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