Crown Prince Haakon of Norway invited Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, the Global Dignity Country Chair for Sri Lanka to participate in the 5th annual global dignity country chair summit in Oslo Norway from 10 -13th May.
In 2012, Abeyagoonasekera was chosen the country chair by His Royal Highness Crown Prince and the Board of management of Global Dignity.
Global Dignity is the brainchild of Crown Prince Haakon (Norway), Professor PekkaHimanen (Finland) and founder of Operation HOPE, John Hope Bryant (United States).
Honorary Board is made up of individuals who have advanced social causes and spread Global Dignity values in their own work, including: President Marti Ahtisaari, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Amartya Sen, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, and Ambassador Andrew Young.
Global Dignity is an independent, idealistic and politically neutral initiative. The vision of Global Dignity is to promote dignity-centered leadership, to foster global dialogue on dignity and to engage young people in discussion about the meaning and importance of dignity.