A seven-year-old child from Manipur, Licypriya Kangujam is going to make India proud as she is going to address the United Nations. The 2nd standard student will speak in the Sixth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 to be held from 13 to 17 April at UN headquarters in Geneva in Switzerland. The theme of the programme is “Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies”.
Licypriya, who is currently working as Child Disaster Risks Reduction Advocate in International Youth Committee (IYC) is the youngest participant invited and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Government of Switzerland. At UN, the Indian child will represent all children and young people of Asia and the Pacific.