Indian Bollywood Actress Dia Mirza and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma have been appointed as the new advocates for the UN’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Both the personalities were appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on 10th May 2019.
Dia Mirza and Jack Ma will be among the new class of 'SDG Advocates', which includes 17 influential public figures including Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Qatari Emir’s wife Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, British screenwriter Richard Curtis, Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad, American economist Jeffrey Sachs and Forest Whitaker.
The advocates have been tasked with driving action, building ambition, solidifying global political will and leveraging and building bridges between their audiences and work together to drive progress on achieving the SDGs.
The advocates, hailing from different nations and career fields including entertainment, academia, sport, business and activist organizations, represent the universal character of SDGs.
Indian Bollywood Actress, Dia Mirza has been the UN Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador for India.
Alibaba co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma have been an SDG Advocate since 2016.