The glaciers of Switzerland have shrunk by 10 percent in just FIVE years
Sir David called for action against global warming and called it a man-made disaster that is & # 39; our biggest threat in thousands of years & # 39;
Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.
& # 39; We the peoples of the United Nations & # 39 ;.
These are the opening words of the UN Charter.
A charter that focuses on people.
A promise to give everyone in the world a voice about their future.
A promise to help protect the weakest and strongest against war, famine and other man-made disasters.
We are currently facing a man-made disaster on a global scale.
Our biggest threat in thousands of years. Climate change.
If we do not take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.
The United Nations offers a unique platform that can unite the whole world.
And as the Paris agreement proved, together we can bring about real change.
At this crucial moment, the United Nations has invited the world population to make their voices heard by giving them a seat.
The People & # 39; s Seat; give everyone the chance to come here with us virtually today and speak directly with decision makers.
Over the past two weeks, the world population has participated in building this address, answering surveys, sending video messages and expressing their opinion.
I'm only here for the & # 39; Voice of the People & # 39; to represent: to deliver our collective thoughts, concerns, ideas and suggestions.
This is our message & # 39; We the people & # 39 ;.
The people of the world have spoken. Their message is clear.
The time is running out.
They want you, the decision makers, to act now.
They stand behind you, together with the civil society that is represented here today.
Supporting you in making difficult decisions, but also being willing to make sacrifices in their daily lives.
To make change possible, the UN is launching the Act Now bot.
Helping people to discover simple everyday actions that they can undertake, because they recognize that they too must play their part.
The people have spoken.
Leaders of the world, you must lead.
The continuation of our civilizations and the natural world on which we depend is in your hands.
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