Friday, October 14, 2011

The Greatest Speech Ever by a Teenager

When I was browsing the internet to find out the best speeches ever made, I found this wonderful, touching and stunning speech by a Teenager at a UN Conference on Environment. 

Please listen! 

She is Severn Cullis-Suzuki and the speech was made in 1992 at the United Nations Summit on Environment and Development. 

This is her now;

Here is a link giving details about her,


  1. WOW! Even a single candle can make a difference in the dark.

  2. gr8! y these elders still unawre abt thngs tht matter if children r aware already.........

  3. ''If you dont know how to fix it please dont break it''


  4. WOW!!! what a great speech!!!
    Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Thanks everyone for your concerned comments!

    It seems that Severn Suzuki made this speech in 1992. Now it's 2011. Has those bloody top Governments and wealthy businessmen listened to her? It seems she has spoken to a brick wall.

    Here is a comment I found in You Tube.

    //Wow ... What insight . Too bad all the people who clapped after her speech will move on to the next agenda and forget about her by the time they are eating thier wonderful supper at a fancy banquet paid for with tax dollars ...//

  6. Here are some facts about Severn Suzuki, found in You Tube.

    //Raised in Vancouver and Toronto, Severn Cullis-Suzuki has been camping and hiking all her life. When she was 9 she started the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO), a small group of children committed to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues. They were successful in many projects before 1992, when they raised enough money to go to the UN's Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Their aim was to remind the decision-makers of who their actions or inactions would ultimately affect. The goal was reached when 12 yr old Severn closed a Plenary Session with a powerful speech that received a standing ovation.//

  7. She delivered the speech when she was 12.Now she is 32.But nothing has changed. This is a great speech and She is a very special girl .

  8. Well i am not so sure how ppl in country like SL will value /perceive these ideas . Cos we just like to dump these issues as "NGO" made problems /western theory :)

    If u like to see more inspirational speeches pls search abt Wangari Mathai African female profressor nobel prise winner . she too has made amazing speeches

  9. @TG,

    වන්ගරි මාතායි මළාට පස්සෙ තමා කට්ටියට එයාගෙ අගේ පේන්නෙ නේ.. :))


    මෙතනට අදාල නැතත් ඉතිං වෙන කියන්න තැනක් නැති නිසා මෙතනම කියඤ්ඤා.. මං මේ ගමන flight එකේ එක ගමන් චාරුලතා සහ Singing in the Rain films දෙකම බැළුවා.. කාලයක් තිස්සෙ කරන්න හිටිය දෙයක්.. :)

  10. She is a daughter of David Suzuki. A Japanese Canadian, and a my kind of gal. We love our hockey, our beer and our girls:)

  11. Thank u all for your concerned comments.
    Let's try to do something to save our mother Earth!
    May be as individuals we all can at least teach our children the value of nature. Not to mishandle it ever because it's children who become adults and later destroy or protect.

  12. hey poth gulla,,,
    didnt see u around. whats wrong with u?

  13. අද තමා මම වීඩියෝ එක බැලුවෙ. මට වෙලාවක් හම්බුණේ නෑ විවේකෙන් බලන්න. හොඳ කතාවක්.
    මොකෝ පේන්න නැත්තෙ?