What are human values?
are the positive, desirable qualities of character – such as
honesty, integrity, tolerance, responsibility, compassion,
altruism, justice and respect – inherent in all human
beings. Human values are fundamental to human existence and
span across cultures,
nationalities and classes.
Human values cultivate an environment of trust,
transparency, responsibility, caring, respect, cooperation,
quality, and excellence. They are the internal motivators
for people to do their best in line with good character,
morality and ethics.
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Human Values for the
currently have two comprehensive programmes available for
developing and facilitating human values in the workplace.
The home page of each programme below contains links to
download the full workbooks and guides at no cost, as well
as other resource material and articles.
participant workbooks and leader guides are available and
can be used by anyone to facilitate a workshop, discussion
group or training.
programme has been developed by the Global Dharma Center, in
partnership with Dr. Peter Pruzan, professor emeritus at the
Copenhagen Business School, and his wife, Kirsten Pruzan
Mikkelsen, a journalist and former editor who worked for
almost 30 years at
Det Berlingske Hus,
a major publishing house
The aim of this
self-guided programme is to assist people to expand their
fulfilment and effectiveness at work by expressing their
spiritual view of life and the human values of truth, right
action, peace, love and non-violence.
The learning opportunities for this programme are:
To identify your own spiritual view of life from
which you work and grow your career
To expand and unfold your natural ability to
express each human value at work
To integrate what you think, say and do in
accord with your spiritual view of life and the
make your work an arena for spiritual growth,
and to apply that spiritual growth at work
This programme has been developed in a collaborative
effort between UN-HABITAT and the Global Dharma
Center, within the framework of the Human Values
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education (HVWSHE)
initiative of the Water for African/Asian Cities
The purpose of this capacity-building programme is
to improve leadership and performance in every
aspect of the water education and water supply and
sanitation sectors, and to help bring about a new
ethic in water use and management.
This programme can be used
resource material for incorporating human values and
ethics into workshops, staff meetings, awareness
programmes, leadership training, team-building, and