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Events are at the heart of Dignified Storytelling. Consultations to solicit cross-sectoral perspectives on storytelling within development and humanitarian context, will ensure the consultative development of Dignified Storytelling Principles and Handbook. Whereas events will offer a platform for key stakeholders to agree on a way forward in validating, adopting, and integrating Dignified Storytelling.

Events at Expo 2020 Dubai

Dignified Storytelling is featured across Expo 2020’s rich calendar of specialist programming, which reflects and celebrates the spirit of Dignified Storytelling throughout the 6-month event. Encompassing cultural, social, economic, environmental and UAE-based themes, the program series seeks to garner solidarity around global challenges, spotlight areas of mutual interest and importance, and ensure the emergence of a meaningful legacy at the national, regional and international level.

A girl student takes part in a class activity as part of a bigger program that is set to elevate the voice and opportunities for girls in Guatemala. Credit: Global Fund for Children
Loletekia, Uganda: Members of several pastoralist communities walks on their way to an inter-community peace talks meeting. Credit: FAO

Dignified Storytelling Forum​

The Dignified Storytelling Forum will take place at the Expo 2020 Dubai Exhibition Center on Friday, 10 December 2021. It will mark Human Rights Day, which commemorates the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Dignified Storytelling is hosting  a series of consultations to solicit cross-sectoral perspectives on storytelling within development and humanitarian contexts, as well as set and agree on the Dignified Storytelling Principles that today serve as guidance and an advocacy tool for bringing together various stakeholders from around the world to form a global movement that will be a game changer in maintaining and promoting human dignity through storytelling.