SDG Advocates

2806, 2017

#TeachSDGS 

June 28th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

Richard Curtis, Member of the SDG Advocacy Group, Screenwriter, Producer and Film Director

2006, 2017

Sustainable Development Goal 9: Investing in ICT access and quality education to promote lasting peace

June 20th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

By Forest Whitaker, a SDG Advocate and CEO-Founder of the Whitaker Peace & Development initiative.

906, 2017

SDG Advocate Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden joins global effort to save our ocean

June 9th, 2017|News, SDG Advocates|

“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 […]

706, 2017

SDG Advocates participate in inspiring high-level panel at European Development Days, call for empathy

June 7th, 2017|News, Press material, SDG Advocates|

On June 7 at the European Development Days in Brussels, a number of the SDG Advocates participated in an emotive and thought-provoking panel on “What transformative changes are needed to fulfill the 2030 Agenda’s promise to leave no one behind?”

The participants gave inspiring presentations, prompted in particular by challenging and perceptive questions from three EDD […]

1104, 2017

Secretary-General announces President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana as co-chair of Sustainable Development Goals Advocates

April 11th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced that His Excellency Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, will serve as co-chair of the Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates. He will be co-chair of the group along with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway until the end of 2018.

President Akufo-Addo succeeds His Excellency Mr. John Mahama […]

1004, 2017

In China, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg Discusses the SDGs with President Xi Jinping and University Students

April 10th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, co-chair of the SDG Advocates, promoted the Goals during her visit to China.

1004, 2017

SDG Advocates Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Jack Ma Meet in China

April 10th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

In their roles as UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocates, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Alibaba Group Founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma on April 9 stressed the need for innovative private public partnerships to improve rural education, drive inclusive growth, eradicate poverty and stop climate change in a meeting in Hangzhou, China.

The Advocates also […]

2903, 2017

Forest Whitaker, supported by Muhammad Yunus and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser’s organisations, works with young peacemakers

March 29th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

SDG Advocate Forest Whitaker hosted, through his foundation, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), a week-long workshop for young peacemakers from Uganda and South Sudan, partnered with foundations and organisations founded by fellow Advocates Muhammad Yunus and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

Young peacemakers trained and supported by WPDI gathered in February in Uganda […]

802, 2017

Forest Whitaker delivers video message on children in armed conflict

February 8th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

On February 8, SDG Advocate Forest Whitaker delivered a video message to Member States and other stakeholders attending the General Assembly’s Commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the mandate on children and armed conflict.

“Because they fully recognise the rights of children as well as the connection between security and sustainable development … the SDGs are […]

3101, 2017

Business commission featuring Paul Polman launches report showing how sustainable business can repair economic system

January 31st, 2017|SDG Advocates|

The report makes the core argument that the Sustainable Development Goals can create better jobs and tackle our key environmental challenges by 2030.