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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (16) becomes youngest TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019

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On 11th December 2019, Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist was named as the youngest TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019 in the 92 year history of TIME magazine.Greta Thunberg 'Person of the Year'Key Points:

i.Greta Thunberg, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, she began a global movement in August 2018 creating a campaign outside the Parliament of Sweden called ‘Fridays for Future’, a global student movement pushing the government to take immediate action on climate change, by her active involvement she became the most compelling voice on the significant issue of Global Warming faced by today’s world.

ii.The other winners were awarded for achievements in their respective fields: Lizzo was awarded, to acknowledge her unique and inspiring work in the music field. Bob Iger, has created a great impact on pop culture by the successful launch of Disney together with the company’s franchises. The US women’s soccer team were the winners of the 2019 FIFA World Cup, creating a joint exclamation against gender equality and the US’s federal workers were named the guardians of the year specifically for the whistleblower and the federal employees for holding powerful figures at the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, President of the United States of America.

Honourees in other categories of TIME 2019 awards:

Name ProfessionCategory of award
Melissa Viviane Jefferson (Lizzo)SingerEntertainer of the Year
Robert Allen Iger Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney CompanyBusinessperson of the Year
United States (US) women’s national soccer teamWomen’s SoccerAthlete of the Year
The Public ServantsFederal workers of the USGuardians of the Year

About TIME’s Person of the Year
The TIME’s Person of the Year award is conferred since 1927, for a person or a group of people who create an impact on the important events taking place in the year, the selection is done by the editors of TIME magazine.