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Final spurt: Greta Thunberg shortly before the finish

2019-08-28T09:02:31.798Z

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New York (dpa) - After two weeks on the Atlantic, the arrival of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg in New York is imminent.

On Wednesday morning, the 16-year-old and her team on the racing yacht "Malizia" were no longer 100 kilometers from the North Cove Marina in Manhattan. At a distance of 51 nautical miles (94 kilometers), the boat was at this time, however, much slower on the road than before. The team expected to arrive in the afternoon of New York time - in Germany it is then between 19.00 and 23.00 clock.

Thunberg himself seems to be looking forward to the arrival. For a picture of herself in the cramped ship she wrote on Tuesday evening (local time) on Twitter: "Home Sweet Home since 14 days. Soon last night aboard the "Malizia 2". Tomorrow we reach New York. »

To greet Thunberg, the United Nations wants to send 17 sailboats to the waters off Manhattan. Each of them stood for one of the UN sustainability goals and was provided with a corresponding symbol on the sail, as the UN told the German Press Agency on Tuesday on request. There is also a guide boat. The Sustainable Development Goals are the global intentions of the United Nations and its Member States. In addition to their increased commitment to the climate crisis, they also include the fight against poverty or the equal rights of women.

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Source: zeit

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