(The Gist of PIB) Actress Dia Mirza, Alibaba chief among 17 new SDG Advocates of UN [MAY-2019]
(The Gist of PIB) Actress Dia
Mirza, Alibaba chief among 17 new SDG Advocates of UN [MAY-2019]
Actress Dia Mirza, Alibaba chief among
17 new SDG Advocates of UN
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed 17
global figures including Indian actress Dia Mirza and Alibaba chief Jack Ma
as the new advocates to drive action and solidify global political will for
the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals.
The new class of Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, Advocates are
influential public figures committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater
ambition and pushing for faster action on the SDGs, which were adopted by
world leaders on September 25, 2015.
The Secretary-General has tasked the Advocates with driving that action,
building that ambition, and solidifying global political will and they will
leverage and build bridges between their audiences and work together to
drive progress on achieving the SDGs.
According to a statement issued by the UN Spokesperson’s office, the
Advocates represent the universal character of the SDGs, hailing from
governments, entertainment, academia, sport, business and activist
organizations around the world.