A letter to the leaders of the world

Dear leaders of the world,

As many students around the world, I have been under lockeddown since early March to stop the spread of the Corona virus. However, I have been underl another lockeddown since 2007. That means for almost all my life because of politics. I live in a part of the world that is one of the mostly densely ppolualted , with more than 2000000 million people in 365 square kilometer. In this part of the area, orona is defintely not our biggest fear. There are more serious problems we have to worry about and you as leaders of the world have to solve. I'm only 14 years old , but have lived three big wars and so many escelation rounds in between.This situation left me shaken for ever. I jump up whenever someone drags a chair and when I hear the sound of a fast car racing in the nearbye road fearing that an explosion may follow. I've been enjoying peace since the locked down exactly as the nature is taking a break from humans during the locked down, but I miss my school and friends as well! Is'nt there a way to enjoy both? I know there are so many children facing more serious challenges. Millions were killed in Iraq, Syria and Yemen and I'm sure you have numbers. Millions were displaced as well. DEath toll of Corona virus were displayed on screens everyday but those millions were going unnoticed.

You can do alot, and the Covid 19 has started the work when it united all nations to face one enemy that threaten everyone all over the world without discrimination. The whole world experienced lockeddown and they know now how it feels and they know how to wait in fear for the death numbers.

You can reshape the United Nations to be more powerful to stop wars on the planet. Wars cause death destruction and pollution. THey consume the resourses that should go for education and food. You can cacel the vito so that important decisions can pass when the majority of the world is approving it and for equality and justice.

As leaders of the world we need you to be strong and fair, strong to stop wars and bring people to justice, strong to stop harmful actions too. For example if science proved that eating wild animals can spread viruses, they should issue a rule to stop this for the sake of everybody and for the future of the planet too.

I'm trying to create a nice image of my future, help me creating it and help all the children to have it as a gloomy one is waiting if you didn't take action.

Comments (2)

  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    27 Mar 2021

    This is a great post, but something stood out.

    When you said 'For example if science proved that eating wild animals can spread viruses, they should issue a rule to stop this for the sake of everybody and for the future of the planet too.' I made a link. With Climate change.

    Before half term, my class learned about Climate change and Greta Thunberg. As Greta Thunberg said, 'Climate change is a crisis, but people are not treating it like one.' There have also been meetings such as the 2015 Paris Agreement where they discussed Climate change. But there are no rules or restrictions. It's like they are pretending it's a crisis but they think it's not. It's like they only attended the Paris meeting to 'reassure' people. It's unreal.

    Apparently we have approximately 9 years until we can't reverse OUR actions. So why are there no rules? If I could make and change laws I would actually do something about Climate change. 'Because how can we expect countries like India or Nigeria to care about the the climate crisis if we, who already have everything, don't care even a second about it or our actual commitments to the Paris Agreement?', Greta Thunberg.

    But now there is SARS-coV-2 (more commonly known as Coronavirus) and people are ACTUALLY treating it like a crisis. It doesn't make sense. They can make laws restricting travel because of Corona but not restrictions of fossil fuels?

    So you're right. World leaders and the UN need to act. Not just on wars, or Corona, but on Climate change too.

    Sources: Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference (Thanks to my teacher for lending me the book)

    (Sorry if there are any spelling mistakes)

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      spirited_insect's comment 29 Mar 2021

      Thank you for giving so much insight into your classroom discussions, spirited_insect! It shows you listened very well.

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