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The United Nations (UN) has appointed former President John Mahama and the Prime Minister of Norway, Ms. Erna Solberg, as co-chairs of a group of 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.

The UN said that the “16 Advocates will leverage their unique standing and leadership to promote the SDGs as part of an ambitious and transformative global agenda.”

Below is the full list of advocates:

Co-Chairs

His Excellency

Mr. John Dramani Mahama

Former president of the Republic of Ghana

Her Excellency

Ms. Erna Solberg

Prime Minister of Norway

Members:

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

Director

Gbowee Peace Foundation

Mr. Jack Ma

Founder and Executive Chairman

Alibaba Group

Mrs. Graça Machel

President

Foundation of Community Development and the

UNESCO National Commission in Mozambique

Ms. Alaa Murabit

Founder

The Voice of Libyan Women

Mr. Paul Polman

Chief Executive Officer

Unilever

Professor Jeffrey Sachs

Director

Earth Institute at Colombia University

Ms. Shakira Mebarak

Artist/Singer Songwriter/Advocate

Mr. Forest Whitaker

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative.

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[Source: YEN.com.gh]


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