Climate leader Nelly calls for early years investment
Global Youth Ambassadors
The Global Youth Ambassador from Argentina spoke about the climate element of Theirworld’s Act For Early years campaign at a consultation meeting ahead of the Y20 summit.
Theirworld’s Global Youth Ambassadors (GYAs) are often invited to address international leaders on the education crisis and our work to unlock big change for children.
The latest is Nelly Julieta Cetera, 22, from Argentina, who spoke at a consultation meeting ahead of the Y20 summit hosted by India in August. Y20 is a forum for youth from all G20 member countries.
Nelly is a leader of our Climate Task Team of GYAs who are passionate about climate and education. She told the Y20 Argentina delegation about the climate element of Theirworld’s Act For Early Years campaign, which calls on G20 leaders to ensure that all children have access to quality early childhood development.
She said: “Young children are the most vulnerable populations to climate change. Early childhood is the hope for the future – investing in the wellbeing and education of children will ensure that the new generations are equipped to be the change agents the world needs.”
The consultation also featured Jorge Argüello, Argentina’s ambassador to the United States, members of the Argentina Y20 delegation and youth members from the country’s civil society.
As well as being a GYA, Nelly works on educational projects, has co-founded a youth network in Argentina and is part of the Global Shapers Community and other organisations across Latin America.