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:
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 [...]
Vesna Blazhevska2018-11-12T12:17:27+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 [...]
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 [...]
Vesna Blazhevska2018-09-25T14:27:44+00:0023 Sep 2018|
The SDG Advocates held their annual meeting with the UN Secretary-General on 23 September 2018. The Advocates are appointed by the Secretary-General, and he takes special interest in their work for the SDGs. The [...]
Vesna Blazhevska2018-11-12T13:31:35+00:0023 Sep 2018|
On 23 September 2018, the SDG Advocates hosted a unique event at the UN during the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly: a reception celebrating the contributions of leaders and key partners from [...]
Martin2018-07-24T10:03:48+00:0027 Jun 2018|
Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres quite literally kicked off the Nobel Peace Center’s new exhibition about the Sustainable Development Goals in Oslo. The “Take the Ball – Hit [...]