6 New faces joined UN’s SDG advocates! Full details here

News Bharati    10-May-2019



United Nations, May 10: UN and global partners around the world come together towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Now, in this ambitious programme, the new 6 influential public figures joined on board as official SDG Advocates on Thursday.

While joining, These new advocates committed to the pursuit of the 17 goals on behalf of “People, Prosperity, People, Planet and, Partnerships”.

 

The Advocates represent the universal character of the SDGs themselves, hailing from Governments, entertainment, academia, sport, business and activist organizations around the world.

On this occasion, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said, “We have the tools to answer the questions posed by climate change, environmental pressure, poverty and, inequality”. He said, “they lie in the great agreements of 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change”.

Further, UN Chief expressed, “But tools are no use if you don’t use them. So, today, and every day, my appeal is clear and simple. We need action, ambition and political will. More action, more ambition, and more political will”.

New six Advocates of UN SDG-

  • His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano (Federal Republic of Nigeria).
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Activist, Environment and Indigenous Rights (Republic of Chad).
  • Dia Mirza, Actress and Film Producer, UN Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador for India (Republic of India).
  • Edward Ndopu, Founder, Global Strategies on Inclusive Education (Republic of South Africa).
  • Nadia Murad, Nobel Laureate, Chair and President, Nadia’s Initiative, UN Office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador (Republic of Iraq).
  • Marta Vieira da Silva, Footballer, Orlando Pride, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador (Federative Republic of Brazil).

They are joining an overall group of 17, who are all committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster action on the SDGs, which include the end of extreme hunger, poverty, and quality healthcare for all.

Co-Chair of the SDG Advocates and President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said, “This is a time of great hope for the world. If we work smartly together and stay on course, we can raise millions out of poverty and significantly expand basic social services for many more by the 2030 end date of the SDGs”.

Mr. Guterres has appointed some members of the previous group of SDG Advocates as SDG Advocate Alumni and said on Thursday he was looking forward to their ongoing support and engagement.