SDG Advocates

2609, 2017

SDG Advocates meet with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General

September 26th, 2017|SDG Advocates, Secretary-General|

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 the […]

2509, 2017

SDG Advocate Co-Chairs publish op-ed calling for action on SDGs

September 25th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

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 universality and […]

2209, 2017

Global Goals – a complex answer to complicated times

September 22nd, 2017|SDG Advocates|

22 September 2017, New York

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 […]