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SDGs Ambassadors will build on their unique standing and leadership to promote the SDGs as part of an ambitious and transformative global development agenda.

 


On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

The achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals will require all hands on deck.

In the other word, we need to turn the Global Goals into actively shared objectives for all of humanity, if we want to create a more sustainable world that works for all by 2030.

We need effective collaboration between the public and private sector and civil society at local, regional and global scale.

We need to create processes that generate engagement with the SDGs at the level of communities and bioregions everywhere. Only if local people will take responsibility for implementing the SDGs in their community and their region do we have a realistic change of accomplishing the audacious task set by Agenda 2030.

To motivate such a commitment we need people to understand the multiple benefits that will result from a successful implementation of all SDGs for their own lives, their families and communities, nations, and for humanity and the community of life as a whole.

Goal 17 further seeks to encourage and promote effective public, private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

Having national leaders endorse a non-binding United Nations agreement to support the SDGs is Great Idea for SDGs Promotion. Leaders can set an intention on behalf of their electorate. Manifesting the agenda will require active participation of people and communities around the world.

We had some studies about Advocacy Programme and decided to launch a similar one to promote SDGs by using the global understanding methodology which is creating bottom-up awareness about the global challenges and how it is related to people’s daily activities . The Programme name is “SDGs Ambassadors”.

SDGs Ambassadors will build on their unique standing and leadership to promote the SDGs as part of an ambitious and transformative global development agenda.

To be a SDG Ambassador, you need to know about SDGs, sustainability and different ways of contribution and SDG challenges.so, we held tailor-made SDGs training courses as following:

The SDGs Learning, Training and Practice sessions, which will take place training workshop, will focus on sessions supporting the theme: "Ensuring that no one is left behind".

It will aim to provide a strategic vision and practical knowledge to participants on how to find effective sustainable solutions for their community, be it a country, city, village or neighbourhood.

 

Training Subjects:

People

We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.

Planet

We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.

Prosperity

We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.

Peace

We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.

Partnership

We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people.

 

Zahra Nemati (OLY) - First SDGs Ambassador

 

“Zahra Nemati” -Iranian Olympic / Paralympic Games Champion in Archery- is designated as SDGs Ambassador of Global Understanding

Nemati is the first Iranian athlete, the first Asian woman and 13rd athlete in the history of Sport who has gained 2 simultaneous Olympic and Paralympic quotas. She is the first disabled Muslim woman who carried the Flag for Team Iran in Olympic Games.

In May 2018, president of Global Understanding (GU) Regional Action Center in Iran, by acclamation, designated Zahra Nemati as the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Enlighter and Ambassador.

Global Understanding as a UNESCO Chair Programme works on promoting and implementing Sustainable development strategies through linking the global challenges to the local actions. With the aim of increasing public awareness in the level of both country and the region, this institute has started to promote UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by public figures active in the field of Art or sport as thought leaders in SDGs Ambassador plan.

With regard to Nemati’s background in supporting the full equality of the rights for the persons with disabilities under the law in 2017 general assembly of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and based on UN new agenda on sustainable development goals, she will promote and increase the public awareness in related SD goals including the following ones with a focus on “Creating a better world for the persons with disabilities”

  • SDG4: Quality of Education
  • SDG8: Decent work and Economic Growth
  • SDG10: reduced Inequalities
  • SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG17: Partnership for the Goals

In the ceremony dedicated to this, Zahra Nemati declared her satisfaction on her new designation as SDGs Enlighter and said:

“Sport is one of the best ways for empowering the persons with disabilities and helping them overcome isolation from the society. I, as UN SDGs Ambassador, will put all my efforts to find best solutions for their problems, increase the quality of their lives and flourish their talents. I wish all the persons with disabilities in the world receive proper education and job opportunities by the year 2030 giving them the chance to live in safe and well-equipped cities.”