November 13<Sup>th</Sup> is World Kindness Day (Download PDF)

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The World Kindness Movement introduced the World Kindness Day in 1998. The current members of WKM՚s International Council represent South Korea, Switzerland, India, Australia, France, Nigeria, China, Thailand, and USA.

Kindness: The Quality of Being Friendly, Generous and Considerate

Kindness is the act or the state of being kind i.e. -

  • marked by goodness
  • charitable behaviour
  • mild disposition
  • pleasantness
  • tenderness

Origins of WKM

  • The idea crystalized at a conference in Tokyo in 1997.
  • Small Kindness Movement of Japan brought together like-minded kindness movements from around the world.
  • WKM launched in Singapore on 18 November 2000 at the 3rd WKM Conference.
  • Inspire individuals towards greater kindness
  • Connect nations to create a kinder world
  • Motivate kindness movements within countries.
  • Collaborate on global initiatives through membership.
  • In 2012, the kindness torch passed from Singapore to Australia for the first time.
  • Australia appointed as the organization՚s Secretariat.
  • The eighth General Assembly in 2014 saw Australia reelected to serve a second term.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 13, 2016

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