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A group of young people from Québec and around the world send out a call for commitment.
The Great Declaration proclaims the principles and values they wish to promote on a global scale. Its aim is to instill the desire for change and to stimulate involvement among citizens. Although primarily proposed by young people, its message is addressed to all generations.
Original in its content, the Great Declaration invites each signatory to personally commit to concrete action with a view to building a world that is more just, more open and more united.
The Great Declaration will be officially proclaimed
on August 12, 2008, on the occasion of the United
Nations' International Youth Day, to be held in Quebec City within the scope of its 400th anniversary.
QUEBEC YOUTH DECLARATION
CALL TO COMMITMENT
Let us rise and voice what we want for today and the years to come.
We call upon every man and woman, in all walks of life, to take concrete action in order to build a world that is more
just, more open and more united.
Our actions, no matter how small, have an impact on education, politics, culture, health, the environment and the economy.
We, the heirs of humanity and responsible for future generations, declare that:
Education can allow us to live in a world that is more just.
Through education, each person has a better understanding of the world and develops the skills to access better living conditions.
Basic education must be accessible to all.
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So that each person can learn to read, to write and to count.
Let us recognize that the family is the most conducive place to transmit values and knowledge
Let us facilitate the sharing of knowledge across the generational gap.
We must strive to keep on learning throughout our lives.
We believe that the role of education is to foster the development of critical thinking.
Critical thinking allows us to participate in society's debates, contribute new ideas and choose the most reliable sources
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So that critical thinking can become a constructive tool.
Let us kindle people's desire to take action and become involved,
Let us encourage all to seek to be informed and to enrich their ideas with those of others.
Freedom of expression must be respected for it is an expression of our humanity.
All must be able to insist that their representatives be freely elected and be accountable to all.
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So that each of us actively participates in our governments' and communities' choices.
Wherever there is dialogue; let us ensure that every point of view is respected.
We believe that all people are motivated by their culture and possess certain values.
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To promote cultural diversity.
Let us disseminate and encourage cultural expression in all forms.
Let us be open to others and their ideas
It is time for each of us to participate in finding solutions to the health and poverty problems that affect a large part of
the world's population, especially women.
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So that health promotion initiatives play an important role in school programs, community education and work
Let us share medical and food resources
Let us diffuse our knowledge and use the technologies so that each can access to quality health services and a safe
We consider that a healthy planet is essential to the development of humanity
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So that our lifestyles are in harmony with our planet's ecosystems.
Let us show greater responsibility and awareness regarding the changes and any disturbances we cause.
Let us recognize the value of the environment and ecosystems.
Let us put in place green initiatives and take part in those that already exist in our communities.
For these objectives to be reached, wealth must be more fairly distributed: economic prosperity must be used to
contribute to greater social justice.
Our economic choices must be well-informed, solidary and respectful of the environment and human rights.
Each of us has the power to influence the economy, regardless of our roles.
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For a better balance between economic development and social justice.
Let us encourage local producers.
Let us foster the development of fairer trade.
Let us take part in social economy initiatives where humans take precedence over profits.
Let us invest in socially responsible enterprises.
It is our duty to recognize, respect and promote human rights throughout the world.
We must recognize the collective rights of all people, including the first peoples and minority peoples.
Our daily actions must reflect those rights, for they ensure human dignity.
We are convinced that each and everyone must become involved in order to reach these goals of freedom, equity,
openness, respect, and solidarity.
Let us reject and denounce injustice.
Let us play a pivotal role for the future of humanity and of our planet.
In our own way, let each of us take a stand and act now!
|Jarra McGrath||Australia||Mar 21, 2008|
|Imad Odat||Canada||Mar 21, 2008|
|Henry Ekwuruke||Nigeria||Mar 21, 2008|
|MICHAEL||Ghana||Mar 21, 2008|
|ASHISH SHARMA||India||Mar 22, 2008|
|Sarah Richardson||Canada||Mar 22, 2008|
|দেবশ্রীDebashree||India||Mar 24, 2008|
|DAKE KOFI SELORM||Ghana||Mar 24, 2008|
|Owulezi||Nigeria||Mar 24, 2008|
|Peter Osa||Nigeria||Mar 25, 2008|
|Amara Conté||Guinea||Mar 25, 2008|
|Nick Yeo||Canada||Mar 25, 2008|
|LauraK||Canada||Mar 25, 2008|
|Mai||Canada||Mar 25, 2008|
|Nikki||Canada||Mar 25, 2008|
|Jerry Nwigwe||Nigeria||Mar 25, 2008|
|Carina Bleuer||Canada||Mar 25, 2008|
|Tchekwie||Canada||Mar 25, 2008|
|Hayk||Switzerland||Mar 25, 2008|
|anna kyei||Ghana||Mar 26, 2008|
|Cassykonzult||Nigeria||Mar 26, 2008|
|Efraim Neto||Brazil||Mar 26, 2008|
|Angel||Nigeria||Mar 28, 2008|
|Kimia Ghomeshi||Canada||Mar 28, 2008|
|Emmanuel Osei Awuah||Ghana||Mar 28, 2008|
|Prosper COMLA||Togo||Mar 28, 2008|
|Mohammed A. Abed Albaki||Iraq||Mar 30, 2008|
|wilsonuche||Nigeria||Mar 30, 2008|
|Mafer||Mexico||Mar 31, 2008|
|Nana Yaw Boampong Sapong||United States||Mar 31, 2008|
|Muqing||Canada||Apr 1, 2008|
|Fred D. Barlue||Liberia||Apr 1, 2008|
|Deven||Canada||Apr 1, 2008|
|Tosin O.||Nigeria||Apr 1, 2008|
|Stewart Houston BA; Dip.Ed||United Kingdom||Apr 1, 2008|
|Kyle Simunovic||Canada||Apr 2, 2008|
|Tina Lee||Canada||Apr 2, 2008|
|Sessi||Canada||Apr 3, 2008|
|r_gemini||United States||Apr 3, 2008|
|Jennifer Corriero||Canada||Apr 4, 2008|
|Carlos||United States||Apr 4, 2008|
|kivumbi||Uganda||Apr 6, 2008|
|Raphael Wanjaria Njararuhi||Kenya||Apr 7, 2008|
|Rade Glomazic||Serbia||Apr 9, 2008|
|R Kahendi||United States||Apr 10, 2008|
|Prometheus||Canada||Apr 14, 2008|
|Dr.M.Mukhtar Alam||India||Apr 15, 2008|
|Rukh Gurung||Nepal||Apr 29, 2008|
|Ozlem Nur Ozturk||Turkey||May 9, 2008|
|collins||Nigeria||May 10, 2008|
|Manuel Ibanez||Peru||May 17, 2008|
|Miranda||United States||May 17, 2008|
|Carmen||United States||May 18, 2008|
|Angela||Peru||May 19, 2008|
|Sergei Detinkoyosovick||Russia||Jun 2, 2008|
|...||United States||Jun 25, 2008|
|Hansha Sanjyal||Nepal||Jun 28, 2008|
|Anayuth Escarcega||Mexico||Jul 15, 2008|
|Luciana Brasil||Brazil||Jul 17, 2008|
|Adham Tobail||Palestine||Jul 18, 2008|
|Ahed Ali||Palestine||Jul 19, 2008|
|Monica Morales||Mexico||Jul 26, 2008|
|Sabrine Herrira||Tunisia||Jul 26, 2008|
|Julian Andres||Colombia||Aug 29, 2008|
|Elizabeth Arceo||Mexico||Aug 29, 2008|
|BELIEVE AFRICA COMMUNITY||Nigeria||Sep 25, 2008|
|Jonathan-Frank||Canada||Oct 4, 2008|
|Hafiidhaturrahmah||Indonesia||Oct 5, 2008|
|Charlotte S||Canada||Oct 26, 2008|
|Peter Richard Crolla||United Kingdom||Nov 3, 2008|
|Tavis A. Bragg||Nov 13, 2008|
|Habeeb Ibrahim||India||Nov 15, 2008|
|Danish Khan MCP, CompTIA A+ & CompTIA Network+ Certified Professional (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Saudi Arabia||Nov 15, 2008|
|Johanny Arilexis Pérez Sierra||Costa Rica||Nov 21, 2008|
|Clara||Canada||Nov 23, 2008|
|Curtis||Australia||Dec 7, 2008|
|Rup Sunar||Nepal||Dec 10, 2008|
|Liamjod||Canada||Dec 23, 2008|
|Elaine||United Kingdom||Dec 31, 2008|
|Jessi Agnew||Jan 13, 2009|
|Kemal UYSAL||Turkey||Jan 14, 2009|
|Katherine Walraven||Canada||Jan 22, 2009|
|Sherri Mattatall||Canada||Feb 2, 2009|
|Mohamed Elkashash||Egypt||Feb 10, 2009|
|Danish Khan||Pakistan||Feb 21, 2009|
|Claudia||United States||Mar 10, 2009|
|charlene||Canada||Apr 2, 2009|
|Suneboy||Nepal||Apr 16, 2009|
|Yashoda||Nepal||May 12, 2009|
|Shoaib Khan||India||May 15, 2009|
|Medha Sharma||Nepal||May 22, 2009|
|ARICANLEV||Mexico||Jun 6, 2009|
|Shreejana K.C||Nepal||Jun 17, 2009|
|Samantha||Canada||Jun 20, 2009|
|Meggyn||Canada||Jul 7, 2009|
|Farah Wikarski||Canada||Jul 22, 2009|
|Women's Studies Undergrad Student Collective||Canada||Aug 3, 2009|
|Carla||Ecuador||Aug 16, 2009|
|Leonvde||New Zealand||Sep 1, 2009|
|Jaya Jung Mahat-जय जङ महत||Nepal||Sep 16, 2009|
|Mørk Morgen||United States||Oct 21, 2009|
|clo||United States||Nov 15, 2009|
|Daniel Ibanez||Peru||Jan 4, 2010|
|john||United States||Mar 12, 2010|
|joe||United States||Mar 30, 2010|
|Henry||Nigeria||Apr 4, 2010|
|Arjun Subedi||Nepal||Aug 9, 2010|
|Asuka Kondoh||United States||Oct 5, 2010|
|Dalene Valorie||United States||Dec 2, 2010|
|Farhad||Iran||Nov 9, 2011|
|khotso||Lesotho||Jan 16, 2012|
|mwiinga edwin||Zambia||Feb 28, 2012|
|Marli Lopez-Hope||Australia||Mar 8, 2012|
|Teagan Hickey||Australia||Mar 8, 2012|
|Belinda Bal||South Africa||Apr 7, 2012|
|منظمة مجموعة حريات للتنمية وحقوق الانسان||Libya||Apr 8, 2012|
|Bamisebi olawale||Nigeria||Apr 9, 2012|
|harjas walia||India||Apr 27, 2012|
|Joël Kalpram||Australia||Aug 29, 2012|
|Ngi Tungu Christophe||Congo, DR||Jul 21, 2014|
|AJ Llanita||Philippines||Jul 23, 2014|
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