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Dia Mirza among 17 New SDG Advocates Appointed by UN

Published on May 12, 2019
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres appointed 17 global figures which includes Indian actress Dia Mirza as the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates.
 Dia Mirza among 17 New SDG Advocates Appointed by UN


  • New class of SDG Advocates are globally influential public figures who are committed to inspiring greater ambition, raising awareness and pushing for faster action on SDGs.
  • The new SDG Advocates are tasked to work together so as to drive action, build ambition, solidify global political will and leverage and build bridges between their audiences to drive progress on achieving ambitious SDGs.
  • These new advocates which includes representatives from academia, business, sport, entertainment, governments and activist organizations around the world shows the universal character of SDGs.
  • SDG Advocates will utilize their unique platforms and leadership skills to inspire and mobilize global community in order to build momentum for transformative, inclusive development by 2030.

About Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • The SDGs were born at United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.
  • The SDGs replaced Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which were active from 2000-2015.
  • They are also known as 'Global Goals' and were adopted by world leaders on September 25, 2015.
  • The adoption year 2015 coincides with other historic agreement like 'COP21 Paris Climate Conference' and 'Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction’, signed in Japan in March 2015.
  • It is a set of 17 Universal Goals, that seeks to meet urgent environmental, political and economic challenges facing our world e.g. Poverty, Hunger, Education, Climate Change, Peace etc.

One must know:

  • The 38 year old Dia Mirza, is an actor, film producer and United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador for India.


Q. Which Indian actress is among the 17 global figures appointed as the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates by the UN?
a. Raveena Tandon
b. Shilpa Shetty
c. Dia Mirza
d. Kangana Ranaut

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