Congratulations to the Voice of Libyan Women’s founder and president, Alaa Murabit for her appointment as Sustainable Development Goals Advocate (SDG).
The SDG Advocates will have the task of promoting the universal sustainable development agenda, raising awareness of the integrated 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 SDG Advocates.
The other Advocates include:
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 for Community Development
Mr. Leo Messi, World Renowned Footballer, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
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, Advocate and Founder, Pies Descalzos Foundation, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Mr. Forest Whitaker, Founder and CEO, Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation
Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank
For more information on the SDG Advocates, please visit:http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sdgadvocates/
(Source: UN Sustainable Development)