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"To move forward you have to give back."

Oprah Winfrey

"If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent."

Warren Buffet

"I encourage all of you [entrepreneurs] to participate and make a contribution to your home [educational resources]"

Jack Ma

"I believe that the wealthy have a responsibility to invest in addressing inequity."

Bill Gates

"Extreme poverty seems like an insurmountable problem, but we can solve it in our lifetimes."

Richard Branson

Read the summary of Move Humanity 2018

We must Move Humanity.

Around the world today, more than 1 billion people live in extreme poverty and lack access to clean water, electricity and basic health care. Around 263 million children and youth are out of school. More than 6 million children die each year before the age of 5. But, we can change this.

In 2015, 139 countries signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals - a set of 17 objectives aimed at ending extreme poverty, promoting justice, peace and prosperity for all, and protecting the natural environment - all by the year 2030. Everybody - not just governments - is coming together to work towards these common goals. To learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals, visit SDG ZONE.

If we achieve the SDGs, it would mean universal healthcare will be available to all, every child will have the opportunity to gain a quality education, no one will be forced to go to bed hungry, and much more. But making the SDGs a reality requires significant investment.

It is estimated that the world needs to spend between $5-7 trillion USD each year to meet the SDGs, with a financing gap of around $2.5 trillion USD for low-income countries. Luckily, there is enough wealth in the world to help achieve these goals and fill the financing gap.

There are currently 2,208 billionaires in the world today. Their combined net worth amounts to approximately $9.1 trillion. If every billionaire pledged just 1% of their wealth, that would be enough to close about one third of the SDG financing gap in the world’s lowest income countries, and:

  • Bring 1 billion humans out of poverty
  • Save 6 million children from preventable diseases
  • Put 263 million children through school

Sign the pledge to ask the world’s richest to help end extreme poverty

Add your name to the list of people calling on the billionaires of the world to contribute to making the SDGs a reality

Everyone has a role to play - let's mobilize billions for billions.

Social Media and Events

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SDSN Youth Australia, New Zealand and Pacific


Billionaires in Australia and New Zealand

SDSN Youth Northern Europe

Short videos

SDSN Youth Republic of Korea

Move Humanity Conference

SDSN Youth Turkey


SDSN Youth Andes Region


SDSN Youth Great Lakes Region

SDG Financing Conference, Kigali Rwanda

SDSN Youth South East Asia

Move Humanity Events - Bhutan, Nepal

SDSN Youth Sahel Region

Move Humanity Events

SDSN Youth Philipines

Move Humanity Events

SDSN Youth Nigeria

Move Humanity Events

SDSN Youth Russia

Move Humanity Events