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International Youth Day
August 12, 2012
Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston,
Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of International Youth Day
OTTAWA— I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings to all Canadians taking part in the celebrations marking International Youth Day.
The theme the United Nations has chosen this year, “Building a better world by partnering with youth,” fits perfectly in line with the vision of a smarter, more caring nation that I hold so dear.
During my visits across Canada, I have had the privilege of meeting exceptional young people from different background. One of the impressive characteristics they all have in common is a shared desire to improve the environment in which they live. Young people are true drivers of change in all areas of society.
I admire this new generation of leaders for the remarkable daring, critical thinking and openness they all show in projects that will help determine our future.
I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate all the young people around the world who dedicate their time and efforts for the good of all humanity.
International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12, 2012.
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