Crown Prince Haakon attends dignity event in Geneva

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince

Global Dignity Day will be observed for the second year in a row on Oct. 20. Crown Prince Haakon visited Geneva October 13-14 and spoke about his work with the Global Dignity initiative to an audience at the World Economic Forum’s administration.

Three years ago Global Dignity (GD) was established by Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Professor Pekka Himanen (University of Art & Design Helsinki and Visiting Professor at Oxford University) and Founder John Hope Bryant (Chairman and CEO Operation HOPE).

Since that time they have travelled the globe, organising Dignity Day events at schools and challenging young people to reflect on the fundamental significance of dignity in their own lives and in society. The mission of GD is to implement globally the universal right of every human being to lead a dignified life.

GD is an autonomous, non-profit and non-partisan project linked to the 2020 process ofthe World Economic Forum’s Forum of Young Global Leaders, where young global leaders from politics, business, academia, and civil society have joined together to work for the improvement of the state of the world and people basedon five principles of dignity.

Global Dignity Day will be observed for the second year in a row on Oct. 20, and the Crown Prince will be in Oxford for the occasion, reports Kongehuset.no. He will alslo attend a Dignity Day event at Elvebakken School in Oslo on Oct. 22.

Read more about GD here

Watch Crown Prince Haahon talk about Global Dignity in 2008 here:

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