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World leaders should listen to young people – Jennifer McCann

16 May, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has called for world leaders attending the G8 Summit next month to listen to the voice of our young people.

Speaking at a Youth Summit in Fermanagh on International Development the West Belfast MLA said”

 “Young people are both the conscience of today's society and the architects of tomorrow.  

“When world leaders of the eights richest nations meet here next month it is important they hear the message from our young people about the type of world which the next generation will inherit.

“There are 7000 children under the age of five that die every day due to under-nutrition and one in every eight children will go to bed hungry tonight. This is preventable.

“The young people gathered here today are speaking for the world’s population that live in poverty who do not have a voice at the G8 Summit. Their voices need to be heard when major decisions are being made that will effect all of our futures.”

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