With a mandate to support the Secretary-General in his efforts to generate momentum and commitment to achieve the SDGs by 2030, the SDG Advocates have been working to promote the universal sustainable development agenda, to raise awareness of the integrated nature of the SDGs, and to foster the engagement of new stakeholders in the implementation of these Goals.
The SDG Advocates are:
With the support of the UN Global Compact, a number of the SDG Advocates are calling on business to take concrete action towards helping the UN achieve the SDGs.
‘We need to solve humanitarian crises together,’ says Sustainable Development Goals Advocate Forest Whitaker
On the opening day of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Forest Whitaker, called on individuals, governments and international organizations to act collectively to improve humanitarian action and invest more in development aid.
Renowned actor Forest Whitaker had a conversation with students at the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how individuals can contribute to achieving them.
SDG Advocate Co-chair H.E. Solberg speaks about the Sustainable Development Goals at Korean National Assembly
Norwegian Prime Minister and Co-chair of the UN SDG Advocates, H.E. Erna Solberg, visited the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea in Seoul to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals with South Korean parliamentarians.
On 21 January in Davos, Switzerland, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted an Open Forum panel of his new Advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates “will build on their unique standing and leadership to promote the SDGs as part of an ambitious and transformative global development agenda,” a UN spokesperson said.