Mahama To Co-chair UN SDG Campaign With PM Solberg

Mahama To Co-chair UN SDG Campaign With PM Solberg

Mahama To Co-chair UN SDG Campaign With PM Solberg

Mahama is co-chair at UN eminent persons championing SDGs

Ghana’s President, John Mahama and Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg will co-chair the group of SDG Advocates, which is under the auspices of the United Nations.

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The two stars and other prominent persons were appointed to assist in the campaign to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of a group of eminent persons to assist in the campaign to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that world leaders unanimously adopted last September.

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They have a mandate to support the Secretary-General in his efforts to generate momentum and commitment to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

According to the world body, the newly named SDG Advocates will add powerful voices to spur action on the visionary and transformational sustainable development agenda. The 17 SDGs aim to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while leaving no one behind.

Banki-moon said: “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people.

“They are a to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success.”

The group includes heads of state and government, business and political leaders and prominent academia, as well as artists who have shown outstanding leadership in their field.

Other appointees include:

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Richard Curtis Screenwriter, Producer and Film Director

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

Leymah Gbowee, Director, Gbowee Peace Foundation

Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group

Graça Machel, President, Foundation for Community Development

Leo Messi, World Renowned Footballer, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Alaa Murabit, Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women

Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever

Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Colombia University

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

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

Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank

 

CREDIT: UN.org

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