Marshall Islands' native Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner addressed 120 heads of state during the United Nations' Sept. 23 Climate Change Summit. The poet and mother has also turned the speech, titled "Dear Matafele Peinem," into a video.
After the speech, an official UN twitter account tweeted that the speech "brought world leaders to tears." Jetnil-Kijiner also received a standing ovation.
You can watch the full video of Jetnil-Kijiner giving her speech at the UN Climate Summit here: