UN SDGs 13 Climate Action 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

The World’s Poorest President Speaks Out

The World’s Poorest President Speaks Out

Translator: Andrew Wong

Language/s: English, Japanese
Country Connection: Japan
Reader Age: Older
Genre: nonfiction

"A poor person is not someone who has little, but one who needs infinitely more, and more, and more." Thus spoke José Mujica, then the President of Uruguay, before the United Nations in 2012. Paraphrasing the wisdom of the great thinker Seneca, he asked the world to question the dogma of consumption that has driven us into environmental and economic crisis. Often referred to as the worlds "poorest" president, in part because of his practice of donating 90% of his $12,000 monthly salary to charity, José Mujica lived his words and proved that one need not have money to be rich. In The World's Poorest President Speaks Out, José Mujica's famous speech comes to life as he asks us to remember our neighbors, our children, and the Earth.

SELs: responsible decision-making self-awareness self-management
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The World’s Poorest President Speaks Out

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books

Year: 2020

ISBN: 9781592702893