OTTAWA – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark Global Dignity Day in Canada:
“Today, young people, teachers, and volunteers across Canada and around the world will gather to celebrate Global Dignity Day.
“Global Dignity Day reminds us that each and every human being – no matter who they are or where they come from – has the right to lead a dignified life. Every one of us has the potential to make a difference, and help create stronger, more peaceful communities. That’s what this year’s theme “Team Human” is all about.
“The Global Dignity movement empowers young people and encourages them to respect others and value themselves, and uphold the universal values of compassion, kindness, understanding, and respect.
“Young people are the leaders of today and tomorrow. Their energy and ambition – and vision for a fairer, more just, and sustainable world – inspires hope and drives progress.
“As one of Global Dignity’s National Role Models, I encourage Canadians of all ages to celebrate the people around them, and work to promote dignity and human rights – not just today, but every day.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I applaud all those involved in the Global Dignity movement for their passion and hard work, and wish them every success with this year’s activities.”