The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada congratulated this year’s Global Dignity Day youth for their first global videoconference. More than 100 locations from around the world took part in this year’s international celebrations.
This year’s theme for Global Dignity Day was about Uniting Kindness, celebrated with the hashtag #UniteKindness.
“This year, the Global Dignity movement’s #UniteKindness campaign aims to connect young people around the world through positive actions during the global COVID-19 pandemic,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “The campaign is also a reminder to be kind to one’s self and to others. Demonstrating that by being there for others and by showing compassion, and recognizing everyone’s worth, we can appreciate that everybody deserves dignity – no matter their identity, beliefs, or circumstances.”
This year’s event was smaller than most year’s due to COVID-19, but it was a memorable event for everyone who took part. The Prime Minister also reminded everyone about the importance of being resilient and sticking together through difficult times.
“As Canada and the world continue the fight against COVID-19, let us remember that we must all do what we can to uphold and respect the dignity of every human life,” he said. “That includes ensuring Canadians can put food on the table, pay their bills, and have access to the supports they need to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.
During this difficult time, Canada will also continue to work with our partners to help build a world guided by compassion, equality, and dignity – because we know that we can’t end the pandemic in Canada without ending it everywhere.”
Prime Minister Trudeau has been a Global Dignity Canada role model and supporter of youth participation and involvement since 2012.
“As one of Global Dignity’s National Role Models, I call on Canadians and everyone around the world to rally behind young people and to show that, by working together as a global community, we can help advance human rights and dignity for all.
“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 success with this year’s activities,” Prime Minister Trudeau said.
Statement by the Prime Minister on Global Dignity Day
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