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The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Global Dignity Day:

“Today, young people, students, teachers, and volunteers around the world will come together to celebrate the dignity inherent in all of us.

Global Dignity Day reminds us that everyone has the right to live in dignity. It’s about building a world where compassion and kindness win out over division and injustice – a world where everyone has a real and fair shot at success.

Advocates are working every day to build that world – and young people are leading that charge. Around the planet, they’re deepening our connections and creating a stronger global community – encouraging everyone to look beyond what divides us and celebrate the humanity we all share.

We have a lot to learn from our youngest leaders, who challenge us every day to do better and be better. Each day, we have the chance to make a difference, and put into practice values like kindness, generosity, openness, and respect. Even the smallest of actions can touch hearts and change lives.

As one of Global Dignity’s National Role Models, I encourage everyone to honour the inherent worth of others – today and every day. Let’s celebrate everything that unites us and lift each other up. Let’s look forward with hope – and move forward together.”