MONROVIA – Global youth activist, Miss Zuriel Oduwole made full use of the ongoing US- Africa Summit currently taking place in the United States of America to meet world leaders to discuss about gender development and climate issue when she met with President George Manneh Weah on Monday, December 12, 2022 on the eve of the commencement of the very important event.
According to agency reports monitored from the United States of America Miss Oduwole had quality time with President Weah to discuss her ideas on gender development, climate change and education for girl children around the world.
Zuriel, who also has the ears of some G7 leaders, hopes to visit Liberia in the near future at the invitation of the government, to see, learn and experience the challenges, before proffering her solution in the gender area and climate challenges facing the nation.
Open to building partnerships that can make a measurable difference in Liberia, President George Weah first congratulated Zuriel on her award received earlier in September, presented to her by the 8th Secretary General of the UN – Ban Ki-Moon, for her measurable development work over the last 10 years.
President Weah reiterated to Zuriel his concerns about the little attention being paid to smaller nations, when it comes to the climate challenge, especially since smaller nations contribute a very small percentage of the green-house gases, compared to larger economies – who also seen to have louder voices and longer reaches, in receiving climate mitigation support and assistance
She was called the world’s most powerful girl by the US Secretary of State John Kerry at their meeting in Washington DC in January 2017 at the age of 14, for her ability to propose simplified solutions to world leaders in their quest to tackle growing socio-development challenges in their countries.
Focusing on girl’s education advocacy, global peace and now the climate challenge currently perturbing our planet today, 19-year- old Los Angeles native Zuriel Oduwole has sat down with over 33 world leaders [Presidents and Prime Ministers], from Malta to Kenya, Ghana to Croatia, Tanzania, Fiji, Malawi, Samoa, Jamaica, Bahamas, Guyana, Egypt and many more, offering her unique insight in areas valuable to our world’s gender equity, peace and sustainable development.
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