Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg poses during an interview with The Associated Press before participating in the “Global Climate Strike,” at City Hall, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in New York. ( –AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
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June 20, 2020
BERLIN (AP) — Preparing for her appearance before the U.N. General Assembly last fall, Greta Thunberg found herself constantly interrupted by world leaders, including U.N. chief Antonio Guterres and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had formed a queue to speak to her and take selfies.
“Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, waits in line but doesn’t quite make it before it’s time for the event to start,” Thunberg recalls.