Story of the World Kindness Movement (WKM)

WKM is an international registered No For Profit Organization with no political, commercial or religious affiliations. The formation of the organisation crystallised at a conference in Tokyo on 20th September 1997 when Japan brought together like-minded kindness organisations from around the world for the first time. WKM is now recognised as the peak global body for Kindness and whilst not a governing body it is a platform for collaboration and sharing. The mission of the WKM is to inspire individuals towards greater kindness by connecting nations to create a kinder world. Members of the movement include over 29 nations with representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Italy,….


Delegates from around the world reached Lugano

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Become a Member

What it Means to be a Member of The World Kindness Movement:
All members have the responsibility of organizing activities related to kindness within their community through their organization and plan activities for World Kindness Day on the 13th of November each year. A registered Not for Profit /Non-Governmental Organisation or Government Agency with the primary purpose dedicated to promoting kindness can be eligible to become a member. Obligations include organizing events for World Kindness Day (13 November) and attending the international General Assembly (AGM) which are convened every 2 years. Any member can be invited by the International Council to participate in WKM committees.



World Kindness Day is here again, it is to highlight our good deeds in our communities, cities, and nations; it is for us to further focus on the positive power and common thread of kindness, which binds us together.

Lugano Kindness Conference

This year’s conference will be focused on 17Un’s goals. World Kindness Movement will present during the conference ten projects that already are linked to the UN’s Agenda 2030. The presentations will be published on our website.

EK Photograph Contest Winners

Envision Kindness announced the World is Kind winners.  If someone is interested in collaborations and partnerships with Envision Kindness, please send an email. Envision Kindness has a number of exciting projects coming up next year.

Welcome to Switzerland – GA 2019

We will be exploring opportunities for international collaboration to develop and implement strategies to create a kinder world, by partnering with the United Nations on its 2030 Agenda, tagged: “Sustainable Development Goals.