Severn Cullis-Suzuki (Canada), Earth Charter Commissioner and EC International Council member visited The Netherlands and was our special guest at the Global Citizens Meet Up: Inspiring action to implement the SDGs. She launched the videoproject “I’m Only a Child, but”. Children of 12 years old can all participate and join the video.  

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A portrait of Severn was published on the Global Goals Accelerator webpage of SDGNederland.

The Meet Up took place on Friday afternoon, 29 September 2017 in University Leiden Campus The Hague

Severn engaged in a dialogue with our other special speakers and guests, among them was Earth Charter Commisisoner Awraham Soetendorp (Jacob Soetendorp Institute).

Background:
The Global Citizens Meetup brought together veteran activists, entrepreneurs, students and probably one of the most iconic inspirational speakers in the sustainable development movement Severn Cullis-Suzuki. In 1992 at the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Severn, then a 12 year old girl, brought an audience of international politicians and head of states to tears with her moving call to action for the sake of future generations. Her iconic speech is still widely shared on social media today.

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