Prince Harry's speech to the UN on the climate emergency

Prince Harry’s speech to the UN on the climate emergency

Prince Harry during his speech at the UN. (New York, July 18, 2022.) AFP Forum

During the annual ceremony in honor of Nelson Mandela, Prince Harry spoke at the UN. The opportunity to talk about the climate emergency, the war in Ukraine or the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was against a backdrop of war, climate crisis and pandemic that Prince Harry came to speak before the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, July 18. The reason for this move? The annual tribute to Nelson Mandela. After a few words about his mother, Princess Diana, the grandson of Elizabeth II spoke about the dramatic events that the planet is undergoing. “As we sit here right now, our world is on fire again,” he said in comments picked up by BFMTV.

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In particular, he called on the leaders of the states present in the room to mobilize to fight against global warming: “This crisis will only get worse, unless our leaders, who lead the countries represented by the seats in this room, make bold and transformative decisions.

Consequences for Africa

During his speech in tribute to Nelson Mandela, the husband of Meghan Markle also judged the obstacles to freedom to be far too numerous today: “From the horrible war in Ukraine to the rollback of constitutional rights here in the United States, we we are witnessing a global attack on democracy and freedom, the cause of Mandela’s life.

He notably addressed the consequences of these events which “plunged Africa into an energy and food crisis”. As many countries experience heat waves as well as temperature records, Prince Harry explains that the drought in Africa is also “a reflection of the extreme weather conditions observed around the world”.

The official exit of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at One World Trade Center

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