Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Ambassadors

25 January 2016 | Articles, Information for Media

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 20 January 2016 announced the appointment of a group of eminent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates to help promote action to achieve the SDGs adopted by world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. 

The SDGs represent a commitment by all nations to work together to end poverty, achieve shared prosperity, build peace, and secure a life of dignity and a healthy planet for present and future generations.

The Advocates will build on their unique standing and leadership to promote the SDGs as part of an ambitious and transformative global development agenda. They are to support the Secretary-General in his efforts to generate momentum and commitment to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

The SDG Advocates will promote the universal character of the SDGs, including their commitment to leave no one behind; to promote the engagement of new stakeholders in the implementation and financing of the SDGs; to encourage partnerships with governments, civil society and the private sector to share knowledge and resources; and to raise awareness for the integrated nature of the SDGs.

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Co-Chairs His Excellency Mr. John Dramani Mahama President of the Republic of Ghana

Co-Chairs  Her Majesty  Queen Mathilde of Belgium

Co-Chairs
Her Majesty
Queen Mathilde of Belgium

Members: Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Members:
Her Royal Highness
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Co-Founder Qatar Foundation

Her Highness
Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Co-Founder Qatar Foundation

Mr. Richard Curtis Screenwriter, Producer and Film Director

Mr. Richard Curtis
Screenwriter, Producer and Film Director

Her Excellency  Ms. Erna Solberg Prime Minister of Norway

Her Excellency
Ms. Erna Solberg Prime Minister of Norway

Ambassador Dho Young-Shim Chairperson, United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation

Ambassador Dho Young-Shim Chairperson, United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation

Ms. Leymah Gbowee       Director Gbowee Peace Foundation

Ms. Leymah Gbowee Director Gbowee Peace Foundation

Mr. Jack Ma  Founder and Executive Chairman  Alibaba Group

Mr. Jack Ma
Founder and Executive Chairman
Alibaba Group

Mrs. Graça Machel  President Foundation for Community Development

Mrs. Graça Machel
President Foundation for Community Development

Mr. Leo Messi  World Renowned Footballer UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Mr. Leo Messi
World Renowned Footballer
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Ms. Alaa Murabit  Founder The Voice of Libyan Women

Ms. Alaa Murabit
Founder The Voice of Libyan Women

Mr. Paul Polman  Chief Executive Officer Unilever

Mr. Paul Polman
Chief Executive Officer Unilever

Professor Jeffrey Sachs Director Earth Institute at Colombia University

Professor Jeffrey Sachs Director Earth Institute at Colombia University

Ms. Shakira Mebarak Artist, Advocate and Founder, Pies Descalzos Foundation UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Ms. Shakira Mebarak
Artist, Advocate and Founder, Pies Descalzos Foundation
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Mr. Forest Whitaker  Founder and CEO, Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation

Mr. Forest Whitaker
Founder and CEO, Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative
UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation

Professor Muhammad Yunus  Founder Grameen Bank

Professor Muhammad Yunus
Founder Grameen Bank