Greta Thunberg


Here is another piece of our popular series, what they said (iii)

1 – Greta Thunberg

Climate Activist


“Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child-rights crisis. It will affect all children, now and in the long-term, but vulnerable groups will be impacted the most. I’m asking everyone to step up and join me in support of UNICEF’s vital work to save children’s lives, to protect health and continue education.”

2 – Audrey Azoulay

Director General, UNESCO


“While efforts to provide connectivity to all must be multiplied, we now know that continued teaching and learning cannot be limited to online means. To lessen already existing inequalities, we must also support other alternatives including the use of community radio and television broadcasts, and creativity in all ways of learning.”


3 – Inger Andersen

Executive Director, UNEP


“Billions of children are currently out of school because of COVID-19. But learning cannot stop. COVID-19 has revealed how deeply interconnected all life on this planet is. I am delighted that UNEP, along with TED-Ed and other collaborators, are launching Earth School. Learning about the natural world will be critical to building a better and sustainable future for all. These unprecedented times highlight just how important it is for young people to connect with the natural world and understand science”.


Related: What They Said (ii)

Swedish Teen Climate and Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her global climate change campaign, popularly known as the “fridaysforfuture”. Her name was put forth by three Norwegian lawmakers who acknowledged her efforts in encouraging other youngsters to protest against the inaction of their respective governments in relation to climate change, globally.