Move Humanity wants to end extreme poverty

Move Humanity is a global movement launched by Human Act. Our goal is a global tax at 1% on net wealth in excess of $1 billion. This tax will annually raise $77 billion to be invested in United Nations' priority actions on poverty eradication.

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

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How to end extreme poverty?

The world's 2043 billionaires hold a total wealth of around $6.5 trillion. Economists have calculated that a simple global tax of only 1% on net wealth in excess of $1 billion will annually raise $77 billion. Invested in United Nations' priority actions on poverty eradication this will be enough to end extreme poverty.

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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 enforce a 1% tax on net wealth in excess of $1 billion. We propose that the tax will be monitored and managed by the UN, and invested in the poorest countries. Eradicating extreme poverty is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

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In the spirit of

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

Nerlson MandelaNerlson 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