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New UN Job For Emir Sanusi

By Glam & Essence

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres, announced the appointment of His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, as one of his new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates for 2019-2020.The announcement was made in New York on Thursday.
According to Guterres in a statement he made,the appointment was sequel to the UN Member States agreement to accomplish the SDGs by 2030.The Advocates are 17 influential public figures from around the world who are tasked by the Secretary-General to promote the Goals, raise awareness with new audiences, maintain global commitment and call for greater ambition and scalable action to achieve the SDGs by 2030.Sanusi is the only Nigerian on the 17- man list of SDG Advocates co-chaired by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway.The Advocates are tasked with driving the action, building the ambition, and solidifying global political will of the SDGs.“We have the tools to answer the questions posed by climate change, environmental pressure, poverty and inequality.“They lie in the great agreements of 2015 – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.But tools are no use if you don’t use them.” He further said that the Advocates are to raise awareness, inspire greater ambition, and push for faster action on the SDGs, which were adopted by world leaders on Sept. 25 2015.“ The Advocates selected from Governments, entertainment, academia, sport, business and activist organisations around the world, are also expected to leverage and build bridges between their unique audiences, and work together to drive progress.Co-Chair of the SDGs Advocates group, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway said ,“By joining forces to achieve our goals, we can turn hope into reality – leaving no one behind”.On his part, President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ,a Co-Chair of the SDG Advocates, called for a united force to fight poverty globally.

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