Sustainable Development Goals Advocates

Sustainable Development Goals Advocates 2017-12-21T15:53:18+00:00

Launched on 21 January 2016 on the occasion of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Sustainable Development Goals Advocates consist of 17 eminent persons assisting the UN Secretary-General in the campaign to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that world leaders unanimously adopted in September 2015.

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.

Who are the SDG Advocates?

News about the Advocates

The SDG Advocates are:

H.E. Mrs. Erna Solberg (Co-Chair)
H.E. Mrs. Erna Solberg (Co-Chair)Prime Minister of Norway
H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Co-Chair)
H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Co-Chair)President of Ghana
Mr. Richard Curtis
Mr. Richard CurtisScreenwriter, Producer and Film Director
Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
Ms. Leymah Gbowee
Ms. Leymah GboweeDirector, Gbowee Peace Foundation
Ambassador Dho Young-Shim
Ambassador Dho Young-ShimChairperson, United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Foundation
Mrs. Graça Machel
Mrs. Graça MachelPresident of the Foundation of Community Development and the UNESCO National Commission in Mozambique
Mr. Jack Ma
Mr. Jack MaFounder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group
Mr. Leo Messi
Mr. Leo MessiRenowned football player, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Ms. Shakira Mebarak
Ms. Shakira Mebarak Artist, Advocate and Founder of Pies Descalzos Foundation, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Ms. Alaa Murabit
Ms. Alaa MurabitThe Voice of Libyan Women
Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Professor Jeffrey SachsDirector of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Mr. Forest Whitaker
Mr. Forest WhitakerFounder and CEO, Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Doha, Qatar
Mr. Paul Polman
Mr. Paul Polman Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Professor Muhammad Yunus
Professor Muhammad Yunus Founder, Grameen Bank
H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama (former Advocate 2015-2016)
H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama (former Advocate 2015-2016)President of Ghana

Recent news

February 2018

100 primary school children join SDG Advocate team to kick SDGs into action at the Olympics

February 19th, 2018|

On the 16th of February, high-level dignitaries brought together the messages of the Olympic spirit, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the importance of providing quality education for all to a classroom in Gangwon Province, South Korea, showing the intersection of these important ideals through a recognizable and beloved object: the football.

H.M. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians Speaks about the SDGs at the University of Ghana

February 16th, 2018|

H.M. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians delivered a speech at the University of Ghana on 9 February, entitled “The SDGs: A Transformative Agenda for the Future That we Want.”

January 2018

SDG Advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit talks with Jake Horowitz of Mic for SDG Live at World Economic Forum in Davos

January 29th, 2018|

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit spoke with Jake Horowitz, founder of Mic for SDG Live on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Their discussion focused on gender [...]

SDG Live interview with Richard Curtis at World Economic Forum in Davos

January 25th, 2018|Tags: , |

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate Richard Curtis spoke with Claudia Romo for an SDG Live conversation on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Richard Curtis outlined how the SDGs represent [...]

December 2017