SDG Advocates

1907, 2017

“Without women, the Global Goals won’t see the light of day”

July 19th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

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.

1707, 2017

Unearthing the value of sustainable agriculture

July 17th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

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 all […]

1207, 2017

Local leadership: unlocking the true potential of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

July 12th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

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 […]

2806, 2017


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 […]