23 Sep 2019

You have stolen my childhood’: Greta Thunberg makes emotional appeal at UN climate summit

Washington Correspondent

The teenager who inspired millions to take to the streets in a historic global protest over climate change has given a passionate speech to world leaders at the United Nations climate summit in New York.

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg accused governments of stealing childhoods through their inaction.

She and 15 other teens filed a complaint with the UN alleging five of the world’s leading economies have failed to uphold their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.