Press Release (ePRNews.com) - PANAMA CITY, Panama - May 21, 2016 - A decade after its inception, this year’s Global Dignity Day will be held on October 12, with an aim to reach over 500,000 students around the world.
The date was confirmed at the conclusion of the annual Global Dignity Country Chairs meeting in Oslo. The meeting brought together the Founders, Country Chairs and partner organizations of Global Dignity, a movement that has reached over 60 countries with a distinct message that all people are entitled to a dignified life. At times of humanitarian crises resulting from wars, concerns about wealth gaps and polarizing political discourses, Global Dignity continues in its mission to have Dignity as a right for all people.
The Global Dignity annual meeting held in Oslo last month included a public discussion at the Nobel Peace Center, entitled ‘Democratic Values at Risk’. This event comes in line with Global Dignity’s efforts to address varying audiences, from schools and playgrounds to policymakers and civil society.
As the Global Dignity meeting concluded, there was a renewed sense of purpose from to ensure a ‘better future is possible’ for everyone. Global Dignity Country Chairs have gone back to their countries to scale up efforts to reach audiences, young and old, with a message of hope and dignity. A decade after its first Global Dignity Day event in Canada, the movement has impacted over 1.5 million young people around the world and aims to impact many more in the years ahead.
Below are some of the reflections from the annual GD summit.
Sandro Salsano, Panama
Global Dignity has reached the ten-year mark. How has the movement been received in your country?
Last year was the first with Global Dignity in Panama. The concept has been well received on all levels. Working with these projects, you receive so much more than what you give.
What has been your favorite Global Dignity moment so far?
I like getting together and finding out how we can get better. We want to reach out to 100 countries and that is what we are working on.
What do you think will be the biggest challenges in the time to come?
A challenge is to expand the network of volunteers and the coordination of our work. It is an ongoing process.
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