UN Announces Sustainable Development Advocacy Group
To promote the Sustainable Development goals laid out in September 2015, the United Nations has announced the launch of The Sustainable Development Advocacy Group, an organization of eminent personalities with access to unique resources through which to promote the Sustainable Development Goals. New advocates include star-powered celebrities and athletes such as Shakira, Forest Whitaker and Argentine soccer heartthrob Leo Messi, but also include more politically and economically active individuals such as Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Doha of Qatar. For the full list of Advocates, click here.
But it’s not just people supporting the UN’s goal of sustainability. Baby twin Pandas in Chengdu, China have been declared the first ever Animal Goodwill Ambassadors. A naming campaign for the baby girls will continue into June. Vote for your favorite name and learn more about the UN Development Programme’s here!
The Sustainable Development Goals are a list of 17 goals to help achieve the end of poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. Goals are diverse, ranging from the strengthening of state institutions to the maintenance of good health and well-being for all global citizens. To learn more about the Sustainable Development goals, click here.