When he went to school for the first time, five-year-old Kailash Satyarthi saw a child cobbler, sitting outside the school gate.
Seeing the impoverished boy having to work and unable to go to class, gave him a new perspective, and set him on the road to becoming a passionate child rights advocate.
Kailash Satyarthi has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery for decades now.
The human rights activist from India won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and was recently appointed to serve as one of four new UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocates.
Mr. Satyarthi spoke to UN News’s Anshu Sharma in New Delhi.