‘Kid of the year’ who’s not afraid to tackle global challenges through science 

‘Kid of the year’ who’s not afraid to tackle global challenges through science 

If news headlines get you down sometimes, I’ve got the antidote: it’s youth activist Gitanjali Rao.  

At just 15, Miss Rao was Time Magazine’s first Kid of the Year in 2021 – in recognition of her success in solving problems through science. 

Earlier this week, she was in Geneva for the Youth Activists Summit, which is where UN News’s Daniel Johnson caught up with her.

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If news headlines get you down sometimes, I’ve got the antidote: it’s youth activist Gitanjali Rao.  

At just 15, Miss Rao was Time Magazine’s first Kid of the Year in 2021 – in recognition of her success in solving problems through science. 

Earlier this week, she was in Geneva for the Youth Activists Summit, which is where UN News’s Daniel Johnson caught up with her.

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Daniel Johnson
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