Archana Soreng becomes first girl from Odisha to join UN Chief’s Youth Advisory Group

Archana Soreng

Subrat Kumar Sarangi

Bhubaneswar (NVI): Archana Soreng, a climate activist from India, has been selected as one amongst the seven members, by UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in the Youth Advisory Group comprising young leaders who will provide perspectives and solutions to tackle climate crisis.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Archana for being placed in the UN Advisory Group.

The Odisha CM tweeted, “Glad to see our young leaders taking lead roles in combating climate crisis. Wish her the best”.

Archana Soreng belongs to Khadia Tribe and hails from Sundargarh district of Odisha. She joins six other young climate leaders from around the world who have been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to his new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.

She has pursued B.A (Hons) in Political Science from Patna Women’s College, She has done her Masters of Arts in Regulatory Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She is currently working as Research Officer in Vasundhara, Odisha.

The young activists aged between 18 to 28 years will advise the UN Chief to tackle the present climate crisis and global action.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also took to twitter and said, “Hearty congratulations to Ms.Archana Soreng belonging to the Khadia tribe of Sundergarh District, #Odisha for being selected by the @UN as one of the seven members of the Youth Advisory Group on #ClimateChange as a part of the UN #youth strategy. #UnitedNations”

Antonio Guterres in a video conferencing said that, “We need urgent attention now to recover better from COVID-19 and young people are on the front line on climate action.”