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Morgan Stanley

April 20, 2007 13:43 ET

Eight Students From ecole secondaire De Rochebelle in Quebec City Selected to Present Ideas to G8 World Leaders at Wismar Summit

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 2007) -

Attention: Foreign Affairs, Life, Teenage/Youth Interest, Assignment Editors

UNICEF Canada and the Morgan Stanley International Foundation announced today that ecole secondaire De Rochebelle in Quebec City is the winning team selected to represent Canada at the 2007 Junior 8 (J8) Summit taking place June 3-9 in Wismar, Germany.

The winning application from the student team of four girls and four boys, aged 13-17 was chosen from nearly 100 entries in a juried competition. The team, named Act Now for Tomorrow, researched and proposed innovative solutions for pressing G8 agenda issues including HIV/AIDS, corporate social responsibility and climate change. The team members also demonstrated a strong sense of social justice through their involvement in community and global initiatives.

The J8 Summit is the youth event linked to the G8 Summit and has been developed and supported by the Morgan Stanley International Foundation and UNICEF. In 2007, J8 is being hosted by the German G8 Presidency. J8 aims to advance young people's understanding of global issues and to provide a platform for them to discuss and advocate on these issues with some of the most powerful leaders in the world.

Youth were asked to research and offer solutions to combat poverty, diseases and climate change - all issues on the agenda of the G8 leaders' meeting. Sixty-four young people representing Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, UK and USA, plus ten young people from developing countries, will convene during the summit. They will participate in moderated discussions, and prepare a communique addressing the issues to be presented by a delegation of the young people in a face-to-face meeting with G8 leaders.


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