Famous Speech Friday: Severn Suzuki's 1992 UN Earth Summit speech
The Eloquent Woman
MAY 11, 2012
It's been 20 years since Vancouver native Severn Suzuki, then 12 years old, took the microphone at the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Five minutes later, she'd delivered a speech that's still going viral , popularly known online as "The Girl Who Silenced the World for Five Minutes."