WKM is an international Non-Government Organisation with no political or religious affiliations. The formation of the 20 nation member organisation crystallised 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 current members of the movement include over 20 nations with representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Thailand, Romania, Scotland, South Switzerland, South Korea, United Arab Emerites, United Kingdom and the USA.
Following the elections at the London 7th General Assembly on the 21st September 2012, WKA was appointed as the organisation’s Global Secretariat. This honour has been accepted with the expectation to work with other nations to develop global strategies and partnerships bringing about positive change whereby all nations of the world will be united in the common good. The members of WKM’s International Council strive to inspire its members and our world leaders, that the vision of a kinder world can be realised.
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.