Founder and chairperson of Education Above All (EAA), Sheikha Moza bint Nasser has been appointed as a member of the 2019-20 class of Sustainable Development Goals’ advocates of the United Nations, along with 16 other influential public figures.
This new class of advocates, appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, is committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition and pushing for faster action on the SDGs, which were adopted by world leaders on September 25, 2015, said a statement.
Peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships are the principles at the heart of the SDGs, which also drive the new class of SDG advocates. To build the momentum for transformative, inclusive development by 2030, the secretary-general’s SDG advocates will use their unique platforms and leadership to inspire cross-cutting mobilisation of the global community, it said.
Guterres said: “The advocates will be important partners as they will be taking our message out into the world, amplifying our initiatives, participating in our events, and will be feeding into our work streams. We look forward to working and partnering closely with them going forward.”
Sheikha Moza has been selected for a second time to be an advocate of the SDGs, in recognition of her leading role in providing quality education, youth empowerment, and human development through her initiatives at the local and international level. –TradeArabia News Service