Mumbai, December 2: United Nation has appointed Indian diva and veteran Bollywood actress Dia Mirza as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India. Notably, Dia will work with the United Nations to further spread the message on priority areas including clean air, clean seas, wildlife protection and climate change.
Former Miss Asia Pacific Dia Mirza will take up the role to add more weight to her work on raising awareness of and seeking solutions to environmental issues that the world, and India in particular, faces. After Dia was appointed as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India said that she was honoured and inspired by this opportunity to work with UN Environment to protect the environment and promote sustainable development.
Dia further said, “Environmental issues will be the defining challenge of this era, and I am committed to helping the UN as a Goodwill Ambassador to do everything I can to provide a better future.” “Together, we will continue working towards conservation of nature, tackling climate change and inspiring people to live more sustainably,” she added.
On the other side, UN Environment head, Erik Solheim said, “I am delighted to have Dia join UN Environment as a Goodwill Ambassador.” “India faces many challenges, in particular, the air pollution that is choking many of its cities and Dia’s influence can help to turn the situation around and create a healthy future for Indians and their environment,” Erik noted.
Importantly, environmentalist Dia Mirza is a committed voice for change and has contributed her efforts in the field of social change, conservation and environment. She has also been the face of many pivotal environmental campaigns across India and has worked towards the conservation of wildlife.
Interestingly, Dia has joined other accomplished and dedicated past and present UN Goodwill Ambassadors, including UN Environment’s Li Binging, Gisele Bündchen and Don Cheadle, and others such as Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry and Emma Watson. UN Environment is running many global campaigns, which are having a huge impact by reaching millions of people to change behaviour.