New York, NY (September 20, 2016) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was appointed a HeForShe Champion for Youth Engagement at the UN Women HeForShe second anniversary event, held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The Prime Minister, who is also the country’s Youth Minister, expressed his appreciation for being offered to serve in this position and his willingness to take on the challenge.
"Everything we do needs to focus on young people, on building a better world for the long term, and not just in time for the next election cycle. And being focused on young people and their dreams of a better world, keeps us all in government thinking about what really matters," he said.
The Prime Minister stressed that young people aren’t just leaders for tomorrow, but also leaders for today. “Everything you do, in your community, in your job, and in your school matters today and you help shape the world around you," he said.
Photos from the event available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/heforshe/albums/72157670838910784