Norwegian Prime minister Erna Solberg to co-chair group of advocates for UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently announced the appointment of a group of eminent persons to assist in the campaign to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are at the core of the Sustainable Development Agenda unanimously adopted by UN’s member states in September 2015.

This set of 17 goals are meant to end povertyprotect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved by year 2030.

The SDG Advocates will have the task of promoting the universal sustainable development agenda, raising awareness of the nature of the SDGs, and fostering the engagement of new stakeholders in the implementation of the SDGs

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will co-chair the group of 15 SDG Advocates. The group of advocates is a diverse one and includes such remarkable individuals as Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and artist and Goodwill ambassador Shakira Mebarak.

 

Learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals here


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