On May 7, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, announced in New York that the body would be appointing His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, as one of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates for 2019-2020.
According to a statement released by the U.N., Guterres claimed that Emir Sanusi’s appointment was in line with the agreement by the global body to accomplish its SDGs by 2030.
All 17 Advocates appointed are influential public figures from various member countries, and they have been tasked by the Secretary-General to promote the achievement of these goals, raise awareness, ensure the commitment of their countries, and call for scalable action concerning the SDGs.
Emir Sanusi is the only Nigerian on the 17-man list, with the Advocacy Group, which will be chaired by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Erna Solberg, the Norwegian Prime Minister.
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