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Junior 8 Summit 2009 - Rome Declaration
"We, the 54 participants of the Junior 8 Summit 2009 from Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, have come together in Rome, Italy, to propose immediate action from our leaders.
We invite them to listen to the young people and take our proposals seriously. As young people, we are the leaders of the future, and therefore will be the most affected by your decisions made today.
We believe that collaboration between adults and young people is the best way to grant a better future for the upcoming generation. The young people of today will follow up on the recommendations made and will be monitoring the actions of the countries represented.
The J8 community urges the leaders to listen and act upon previous declarations as well as our own. The following are the conclusions of the fifth Junior 8 Summit."
Image: Fourteen teen-agers between the ages of 14-17 who were selected by their peers to meet the global leaders at the G8 Summit held at Rome Italy.
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