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Move Humanity Conference

March 27-28, 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require major societal transformations that depend on large-scale mobilization of both public and private resources before 2030.
This conference will aim to set a path for mobilizing these resources, especially for the world’s poorest nations. The event will feature world leaders from key sectors and address the full spectrum of financing tools relevant for achieving the SDGs.  

The Move Humanity Conference will feature speakers from key sectors and address the following priority topics: 

  • Assessing the financing needs of the SDGs

  • Closing the gap in Official Development Assistance (ODA)

  • Levying resources at a global level with a new Billionaire Wealth Tax and a tax on the 1% richest to support the SDGs

  • Levying resources from wealth and other taxes at the national level to finance the SDGs and reduce inequality

  • Catalysing large-scale private philanthropy for development in line with national plans and priorities

  • Closing tax loopholes for increased Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM)

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Her Excellency Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd General Assembly (Video Welcome Remarks)

  • Mogens Lykketoft, Member of the Danish Parliament, Social Democracy, Former Chair of the United Nations General Assembly, and former Minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Peter Hummelgaard Thomsen, Member of the Danish Parliament, Social DemocracyVitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

  • Djaffar Shalchi, Co-Founder, Human Act Foundation & Executive Director, Move Humanity

  • Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director, SDSN and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, NYC

  • Ewelina Oblacewiecz, Co-ordinator, netFWD, Partnerships & Networks Unit, OECD Philanthropy for Development Center

  • Adriano Campolina, Secretary General, ActionAid International

  • Max Lawson, Head of Inequality Policy, Oxfam International

  • Sarah Perret, Economist, OECD

  • Lucas Chancel, Co-Director, World Inequality Lab &, Paris School of Economics