Mahama Appointed Co-chair Of Eminent Persons

Mahama Appointed Co-chair Of Eminent Persons

President John Dramani Mahama and the Prime Minister of Norway, Ms. Erna Solberg, have been appointed Co-Chairs of a group of sixteen (16) eminent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates to support the Secretary-General in his efforts to generate momentum and commitment to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

The SDGs adopted by world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015 represents 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.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who announced the appointment in New York today said the “16 Advocates will leverage their unique standing and leadership to promote the SDGs as part of an ambitious and transformative global agenda.”

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


His Excellency

Mr. John Dramani Mahama

President of the Republic of Ghana

Her Excellency

Ms. Erna Solberg

Prime Minister of Norway


Her Majesty

Queen Mathilde of Belgium

Her Royal Highness

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Mr. Richard Curtis

Screenwriter, Producer and Film Director

Ambassador Dho Young-Shim

Chairperson, United Nations World Tourism Organization’s

Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation

Ms. Leymah Gbowee


Gbowee Peace Foundation

Mr. Jack Ma

Founder and Executive Chairman

Alibaba Group

Mrs. Graça Machel


Foundation of Community Development and the

UNESCO National Commission in Mozambique

Ms. Alaa Murabit


The Voice of Libyan Women

Mr. Paul Polman

Chief Executive Officer


Professor Jeffrey Sachs


Earth Institute at Colombia University

Ms. Shakira Mebarak

Artist/Singer Songwriter/Advocate

Mr. Forest Whitaker

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative

Professor Muhammad Yunus


Grameen Bank

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