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:
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.
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. [...]
Vesna Blazhevska2018-11-12T12:22:03+00:0031 Oct 2018|
SDG Advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit has been named a Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) Award recipient by the Canadian government. The Meritorious Service Cross recognizes exceptional deeds that bring honour to the country, that [...]
Martin2018-12-04T12:43:32+00:0024 Oct 2018|
A video for UN Day about the importance of the SDGs and how we can achieve them, featuring a message from SDG Advocate Forest Whitaker and a video produced by SDG Advocate Richard Curtis.
Vesna Blazhevska2018-12-04T15:37:22+00:0029 Sep 2018|
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.
Vesna Blazhevska2018-11-12T12:37:03+00:0025 Sep 2018|
On 25 September 2018, the SDG Advocates partnered with Global Goals World Cup to host a soccer tournament for the SDGs in New York. SDG Advocates Prime Minister Solberg and Dr. Alaa Murabit joined [...]