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:
On 23 September 2016, Nobel Laureate and SDG Advocate Leymah Gbowee during the high-level side event, ‘SDGs Coming to Life: Envisioning a Common and Resilient Future,’ organized in conjunction with the 71st UN General Assembly […]
On 23 September, SDG Advocate Co-chair and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited the Intermediate School 318 (IS 318) with world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.
During their visit to the Brooklyn school, which is widely renowned […]
In his final official meeting with the SDG Advocates on 22 September, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon thanked them for their work over the past year in promoting the SDGs. He expressed in particular his gratification […]
On 22 September, the SDG Advocates have released an open letter urging everyone to co-own the responsibility of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The letter states that the 17 SDGs “have the potential to make us […]
On 21 September, SDG Advocate Forest Whitaker gave a keynote address at the pledging conference for the Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund, which received $152 million in pledges at the event.
Providing inspiring examples of young people working […]
SDG Advocates highlight the formal opening of the General Assembly and engage in SDG Media Zone dialogues
On 20 September, multiple SDG Advocates played a prominent role in marking the first anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals and the progress achieved since their adoption. Eleven Advocates were present for the ‘SDG Moment’, […]