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.
The SDG Advocates are:
Runa A2019-01-21T15:55:30+00:0021 Jan 2019|
Prime Minister Solberg landed in New Delhi for a three-day visit to collaborate on the ocean economy and enhance joint sustainable development goal (SDG) action by Norway and India.
Alaa Murabit and Jeffery Sachs speak at Human Rights Council meeting on Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda
Runa A2019-01-21T15:18:38+00:0021 Jan 2019|
Speaking in Geneva at a meeting "Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda: Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality", UN SDG Advocates Dr. Alaa Murabit and Professor Jeffery Sachs discussed the synergies between human rights and the 2030 Agenda.
SDG Advocate Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, met with Antonio Guterres and Henrietta Fore at Hamad bin Khalifa University to discuss progress on SDG 4
Vesna Blazhevska2019-01-02T10:32:40+00:0016 Dec 2018|
On 16th December 2018 SDG Advocate Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder and Chairperson of Education Above All Foundation met with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore and [...]
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.
SDG Advocates Erna Solberg and Dho Young-shim participate in the launch of the first women’s football league in the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, South Africa
Vesna Blazhevska2019-01-02T12:57:46+00:0001 Dec 2018|
On 1 December 2018, SDG Advocates Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and Ambassador Dho Young-shim participated in the launch of the first women’s football league in the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, South [...]
On 13th November 2018 SDG Advocate Richard Curtis joined parliamentary leaders in the UK to reaffirm government commitment to the SDGs and to making the world safer, healthier, and more prosperous for future generations. [...]