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Move Humanity

A justice and wealth initiative

Move humanity is a global initiative, founded by Human Act Foundation in 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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 foundation entered into a partnership with UN SDSN.

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Move Humanity is a new global initiative by the Human Act Foundation and in 2017 partnered up with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Move Humanity aims to exploit the power and the potential held by the world’s wealthiest individuals through a tax or donation of just 1% of their wealth each year to address this century’s most pressing challenges. The initiative is based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.

The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Move Humanity initiative aims to help close the SDG financing gap in low-income countries (LICs) by mobilizing greater private funding for basic health and education, critical infrastructure, and environmental conservation priorities.

Move Humanity’s mission is to mobilize at least 1% of the wealth of the world’s wealthiest individuals each year to help end extreme poverty and achieve the SDGs. Achieving the SDGs will require the rapid mobilization of financial resources from all sectors of the global economy. Today, an estimated wealth of more than USD 125 trillion is owned by a mere 1% of the population. A tax on the 1% of this population would ensure there is more than sufficient funding to meet all 17 SDGs by 2030

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Our Report on Closing the SDG Budget Gap

This report focuses on the fiscal challenges facing Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs)
to achieve the SDGs, building on prior studies including two working papers published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in 2015 – “Financing for Sustainable Development: Implementing the SDGs through Effective Investment Strategies” and “Partnerships and Investment Needs to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: Understanding the Billions and Trillions”.

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SDG Costing & Financing for Low-Income Developing Countries

Though the total SDG financing gap is daunting, on the order of an average $400 billion per year for the world’s 59 low-income developing countries (LIDCs), it amounts to just 0.7 percent of the advanced economies’ GDP, and just 0.4 percent of the world economy as a whole. In this paper, SDG Costing and Financing for the LIDCs, SDSN proposes a plausible portfolio of financing actions that would increase budget revenues for SDG outlays by $430 billion—enough to close the SDG financing gap in all LIDCs and end extreme poverty.

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We have to keep reminding ourselves of two things: it is unacceptable that in a world with the kind of wealth that we have, almost a billion people live on less than $1.90 a day. And while this is a daunting reality, it is not irreversible .

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