The idea behind the World Kindness Movement (WKM) crystallized at a conference in Tokyo in 1997 when the Small Kindness Movement of Japan brought together like-minded kindness movements from around the world. The WKM was officially launched in Singapore on 18 November 2000 at the 3rd WKM Conference. The mission of the WKM is to inspire individuals towards greater kindness and to connect nations to create a kinder world. The WKM encourages individuals of other nations to set up their own kindness movements. It is also seeking other kindness movements to join the WKM.
Origins & History
The concept of forming a group specifically to spread kindness is a relatively new phenomenon.
In 1996, the Small Kindness Movement in Japan organised a conference in Tokyo, by inviting like-minded individuals from around the world who had started kindness movements in their own countries to attend. A second conference was held in 1997 and the outcome was the formation of the World Kindness Movement. The charter of this organization is stated in a declaration signed by seven countries.
Hong Kong Meeting 2013
Sydney Meeting 2014
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