United Nations appoints Dia Mirza as advocate of Sustainable Development Goals
Actor-Producer in August company along with Jack Ma, Forest Whitaker amongst others
Dia Mirza has always been vocal about her concern and duty towards the environment and has created immense awareness and inspired thousands to take up an eco-friendly lifestyle. Appointed as UN Goodwill ambassador for the environment in 2017, Dia has taken her role extremely seriously, campaigning and spreading the word wherever she can. Today, the United Nations has commissioned Mirza has an advocate of Sustainable Development Goals alongside respected and renowned individuals like Founder and Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group – Mr.Jack Ma, Actor Forest Whitaker, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Prime Minister of Norway – Ms Erna Solberg, President of Ghana – Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo – Addo amongst others.
Announced this morning by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mirza’s role will entail raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition and pushing for faster action on the SDGs. These responsibilities will help accelerate the United Nations’ objective of achieving the SDGs by 2030. The Secretary-General indicated that more action, more ambition and more political will can be the only way to work towards the SDGs. 17 influential public figures around the world with the innate interest and dedication towards these SDGs have been chosen as the UN advocates, Mirza being one of them.
Dia Mirza says, “I am deeply honoured and consider it a privilege to be appointed the UN Secretary General’s Advocate of Sustainable Development Goals. I will strive to convey the importance of achieving sustainable development through all mediums and platforms I have access to. While every single sustainable development goal is critical, none of the rest will be achievable if we collectively do not recognise the interconnectedness between people and environment. Our health and well-being are connected to the environment and when we harm the environment, we actually harm ourselves. As an advocate for the environment my efforts will be focused on environmental protection, human and child rights. This opportunity will enable me to build partnerships and work alongside great global influencers and I truly hope to be a part of much needed change.”
Dia Mirza has been an environmental change maker, a voice and torchbearer for causes related to nature. She has taken on multiple roles and works with various organisations in the likes of Wildlife Trust of India, Sanctuary Asia and Save the Children to use her position to reach maximum people in the country. As the forerunner in reigniting and strengthening the relation between man and nature, Dia is a champion of nature in its truest sense.