News & Highlights, News UpdatesGlobal Dignity Day 2011 in IndonesiaPosted on October 24, 2011 To celebrate the Global Dignity Day (GDD) 2011 on 20 October 2011, five schools were invited to perform in Ujung Menteng East Jakarta, including Sekolah Pelayaran Dewa Ruci (school of maritime) performance above. Global Dignity is an independent, non-profit, non-political organization focused on empowering people with dignity and was established in 2006 by Young Global Leaders HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant and Professor Pekka Himanen. On 20 October 2011, Global Dignity expects to reach over 100,000 youth across more than 50 countries on Global Dignity Day through the leadership and efforts of its Country Chairs, scores of Young Global Leaders (www.younggloballeaders.org), and hundreds of other volunteers. Chairman of the board of advisor M. Farhan and Founder/CEO YCAB Foundation Veronica Colondam during the discussion session with the media and students about Global Dignity during celebration of the Global Dignity Day on October 20, 2011. Veronica Colondam is one of the Young Global Leaders (YGL) who was selected by World Economic Forum in 2006. Veronica initiated Global Dignity Day commemoration in Indonesia in 2008 and through Global Dignity Campaigns through out the years encouraging the youth to lead a dignified life by having a healthy lifestyle. Chairman of the board of advisor M. Farhan asked about five dignity principles to the students who came on Global Dignity Day commemoration at @America, Pacific Place Mall Jakarta. There were 82 students from several YCAB active school partners who came to the event to commemorate Global Dignity Day. Since 2008 YCAB has been promoting Global Dignity to more than 50,000 students in Indonesia per annum. In 2011, YCAB has reached about 45,200 students in 273 schools in ten provinces in Indonesia. Two students representative shared their dignity stories and ideas about the importance of Global Dignity Day. YCAB has been actively delivering Global Dignity campaign since 2008, together with Silverius Oscar Unggul (Young Global Leaders 2008) from Telapak. In 2011, both Veronica and Silverius pledged to reach more than 50,000 students in Indonesia. Chairman of the board of advisor M. Farhan and Founder/CEO YCAB Foundation Veronica Colondam took a picture with the students at the celebration of the Global Dignity Day 2011. Global Dignity inspires respect, self-esteem and tolerance of diversity, and also promoting the idea that every human being has the universal right to lead a dignified life.