President Nana Akufo-Addo has replaced his predecessor, John Mahama, as the co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advocates.
This was revealed by the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres on Tuesday.
The SDG advocates comprise 16 people who aim at generating support and momentum to help the UN Secretary-General achieve the SDGs by 2030.
Akufo-Addo will co-chair the group with the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, until the end of 2018.
Former president Mahama has congratulated Akufo-Addo on the appointment and wished him well.
“I wish President Akufo-Addo, my replacement as Co-Chair of the UN SDG Advocates, the best of strength, focus and vision as the Advocates work to enhance the gains made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” he wrote on Facebook.
The SDGs, adopted by world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, 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.
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