"Young people have proven themselves to be key partners in sustainable development."
—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
In a message he released for International Youth Day, the UN Secretary-General noted that climate change is "saddling young people everywhere with an unjust 'ecological debt.'" He added that young people are making contributions with their views and proposals, and many are also leading by example, by "practising green and healthy lifestyles, or promoting innovative uses of new technologies, such as mobile devices and online social networks."
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