The SDG Advocates met with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General at the United Nations Headquarters on Sunday, September 17. Led by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway via video conference in Oslo, the Advocates, the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and Under-Secretary-General Liu, discussed how they can increase knowledge of [...]
SDG Advocate Co-Chairs President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway published an op-ed in HuffPost calling for accelerated action to implement the SDGs. The Co-Chairs write that “the SDGs are the boldest and loudest articulation of a collective transformational agenda and development ambition the world has ever seen.” Stressing the [...]
22 September 2017, New York
SDG Advocate Alaa Murabit is convinced that the only path to achieve the SDGs leads through the economic and social empowerment of women and girls.
The beauty of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the interdependence and mutuality of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Progress against one goal generates progress for all. Nowhere are these linkages more evident than in SDG 2 on Zero Hunger. Tackling SDG 2 outcomes on food, nutrition and land-use will help deliver progress across [...]
Far too often we associate leadership with power, status and authority. But with this narrow outlook, we often tend to forget about the leaders closest to us: local leaders. These local leaders, the people who care deeply about community issues, who implement initiatives and who shape local development, represent a huge window of opportunity for [...]
Richard Curtis, Member of the SDG Advocacy Group, Screenwriter, Producer and Film Director
Sustainable Development Goal 9: Investing in ICT access and quality education to promote lasting peace
By Forest Whitaker, a SDG Advocate and CEO-Founder of the Whitaker Peace & Development initiative.
“Do what you can, do it wisely, and most importantly do it now. A healthy ocean is not a luxury item. It is a necessity for survival. And taking care of the ocean means taking care of ourselves,” Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden said, as she addressed the Stockholm Resilience Centre event on “Engaging the private [...]