SDG Advocates

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.

1901, 2017

VIDEO: Queen Mathilde of Belgium discusses SDGs at World Economic Forum

January 19th, 2017|News, SDG Advocates, VIDEO: Economic growth|

1601, 2017

SDG Advocates Forest Whitaker, Shakira to be honoured at World Economic Forum

January 16th, 2017|News, Press material, SDG Advocates|

The Crystal Award celebrates the achievements of leading artists who have worked to improve the world in cross-cultural understanding, peacemaking, social inclusion, the environment, health, education or food security.

1101, 2017

Forest Whitaker: This is what real leadership means to me

January 11th, 2017|News, SDG Advocates|

"Leadership is not about epic decisions," Forest Whitaker writes. "It is about choices we make in our daily lives.'

2112, 2016

Queen Mathilde makes a call to support SDGs at European Summit on Sustainability Challenges

December 21st, 2016|SDG Advocates|

Speaking in her capacity as an SDG Advocate on 20 December, HM Queen Mathilde of the Belgians urged a call to action in supporting sustainable development during her keynote speech at the High-Level Policy Summit on Europe’s Response to Sustainability Challenges. “Aren’t we all developing? More even than the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs must […]