About Global Dignity Cambodia


Mission: We help youth and adults to become their best self and help others to achieve the same.

Vision: We empower people with dignity.

What is the work of Global Dignity Cambodia?

Global Dignity Cambodia (GDC) role is to reach out to thousands of children to raise the awareness of Dignity. Starting from the heart of city and hoping to reach out to the villages in the outskirt. GDC would conduct ‘dignity programs’ targeted at youth between the aged of 15-21. These programs would involve talks on dignity, site visits and educational events, conducted by officials and leaders of the nation and also by volunteers from around the world who would like to share their dignity stories.

About Global Dignity

Global Dignity is the brainchild of three friends, concerned global citizens who met as Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum: HRH Crown Prince Haakon (Norway), Professor Pekka Himanen (Finland) and founder of Operation HOPE, John Hope Bryant (United States).

The three friends realized that the one thing that everyone in the world could agree on, irrespective of their differences is: We all want our Dignity to be recognized. Dignity is the very foundation of our humanity. Dignity is universal. Dignity is also the source of human rights.

The co-founders created Global Dignity in 2006. Since then they have worked with many Young Global Leaders and other partners in over 40 countries, hosting what are known as Dignity Days. This involves visiting local schools and communities around the world and teaching a “course in dignity” to youth.

The concept of global dignity includes the following five principles:

  1. Every human being has a right to lead a dignified life
  2. A dignified life means an opportunity to fulfill one’s potential, which is based on having a human level of health care, education, income and security.
  3. Dignity means having the freedom to make decisions on one’s life and to be met with respect for this right.
  4. Dignity should be the basic guiding principle for all actions.
  5. Ultimately, our own dignity is interdependent with the dignity of others

Our Board of Directors oversees Global Dignity’s organization, strategy, and collaborations and ensures adherence to the vision, mission, and objectives. The Board of Directors includes: HKH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Professor Pekka Himanen, and Mr. John Hope Bryant.


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