SDG Advocates

Gender equality, education and the environment at the forefront of new SDG Advocate campaigns

Back in May, six innovative public figures joined the battle to push the world towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Each of the new official SDG Advocates committed themselves to pursue the 17 goals on behalf of “peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships.” As we inch closer to the SDG Summit in September, UN News caught up with some of them.

2019-08-19T16:30:13-04:0014 Aug 2019|Featured, News, SDG Advocates|

Op-Ed The time is now to realise Mandela’s vision – and SDG’s provide the plan

On 2 December, together in South Africa for the Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival commemorating 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, SDG Advocate Co-Chairs Prime Minister Solberg and President Akufo-Addo co-authored an op-ed for South African newspapers to highlight the connection between Mandela's legacy and the SDGs. The op-ed was also published in other outlets around the continent, including in Egypt and Ethiopia, among others.

2019-02-13T13:47:03-04:0004 Dec 2018|SDG Advocates|

Forest Whitaker and Prime Minister Solberg speak at the Global Citizen Festival

On 29 September 2018, SDG Advocate Forest Whitakerspoke on stage at the Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in New York. He joined other celebrities and leaders in donating their time to advocate for action on the SDGs, making a specific statement on the importance of education as a tool to change the world.

2018-12-04T15:37:22-04:0029 Sep 2018|SDG Advocates|