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Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world participate in Global Dignity Day each year. Learn more about this annual celebration of all that unites us!

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Explore our learning experiences, curriculum ideas, toolkits and other resources to help you organize Dignity Workshops or Global Dignity Day events in classrooms, refugee camps, community and youth centers, or anywhere in between.

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Global Dignity began in one classroom with 30 students in 2006. Last year, over 860,000 young people across 74 countries participated in Global Dignity activities. Be part of our growing movement by volunteering in your country.

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Your support at any level will help even more young people discover their own unique value, see the inherent dignity in every person they meet, and put dignity into action in their communities.

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We welcome any individual or organization to align their events and activities with our Dignity Principles. Find out more about joining our Affiliate program.

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Global Dignity partners with numerous organizations that share our commitment to the dignity values and principles. Learn more about our current Partner Organizations, or contact us about becoming a Partner.

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Global Dignity Day

“The spirit of Ubuntu is very difficult to render into Western language. It speaks of the very essence of being human. You are generous, caring and compassionate. It means that my humanity is bound up in yours,” and embodies the ideas of community, connection, caring and kindness.” 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

On Global Dignity Day, everyone, everywhere is invited to look beyond what divides us and recognize the dignity and humanity we share. 

Global Dignity Day 2019 was incredible, with hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world participating on October 16 and throughout the month of October!

You can hold your own Global Dignity Day or Dignity Workshop any time of year. Keep reading for all the ways you can get involved and bring more dignity to your community.

Need Help Planning Your Event?

We’ve created a variety of learning experiences, resources and a toolkit to help you organize your Global Dignity Day in classrooms, community and youth groups, under tents in refugee camps – anywhere you want to celebrate all that unites us.

“Global Dignity’s efforts to inspire young people to lead a more dignified life depends on the amazing volunteers we work with around the world. They not only inspire and engage the next generation, but for each of us that get involved, it is also a life-changing and amazingly uplifting experience. If you dream of creating a better future in your community, I encourage you to join our Global Dignity family, wherever you live.”

Soulaima Gourani, Founding Country Chair, Denmark

October 16, 2019 Norway

A Global Dignity Day message from Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway's Global Dignity Day 2019 message.

October 16, 2019 Norway

A Global Dignity Day message from Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway's Global Dignity Day 2019 message.