sdg advocates alumni

 

The alumni were SDG Advocates from 2016-2018 and contribute actively to SDG Advocacy around the world in partnership with the United Nations.

 
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Ambassador Dho Young-shim    Chair of the Advocates Alumni   Ambassador Dho is the Chairperson of UN World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation. From 2005-2006, she served as Ambassador of Tourism and Sports for the Republic of Korea. Ambassador Dho held many high-level positions in the Republic of Korea from 1985-2006.

Ambassador Dho Young-shim

Chair of the Advocates Alumni

Ambassador Dho is the Chairperson of UN World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation. From 2005-2006, she served as Ambassador of Tourism and Sports for the Republic of Korea. Ambassador Dho held many high-level positions in the Republic of Korea from 1985-2006.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden   HRH is the the heir to the Swedish throne. In 1997 she established the Crown Princess Victoria’s Fund which provides support to children with functional disabilities or chronic illness. HRH has studied Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Yale University, and Uppsala University.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

HRH is the the heir to the Swedish throne. In 1997 she established the Crown Princess Victoria’s Fund which provides support to children with functional disabilities or chronic illness. HRH has studied Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Yale University, and Uppsala University.

Leymah Gbowee   Founder of Gbowee Peace Foundation, Ms. Gbowee was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to help end the Second Liberian Civil War and for working for the safety and participation of women. She was born in Liberia and is currently a residence scholar at Union Seminary in New York.

Leymah Gbowee

Founder of Gbowee Peace Foundation, Ms. Gbowee was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to help end the Second Liberian Civil War and for working for the safety and participation of women. She was born in Liberia and is currently a residence scholar at Union Seminary in New York.

Shakira Mebarak   A Grammy-winning Colombian singer/songwriter and philanthropist, Ms. Mebarak is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. At 18, Ms. Mebarak founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a charity with six state of the art schools supporting displaced and underprivileged children in Colombia. Ms. Mebarak is also the Co-Founder of ALAS which has built over 35 early childhood development centers in Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico.

Shakira Mebarak

A Grammy-winning Colombian singer/songwriter and philanthropist, Ms. Mebarak is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. At 18, Ms. Mebarak founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a charity with six state of the art schools supporting displaced and underprivileged children in Colombia. Ms. Mebarak is also the Co-Founder of ALAS which has built over 35 early childhood development centers in Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico.

Lionel Messi   Mr. Messi is forward and captain of the Argentina national football team and the Spanish club Barcelona. Mr. Messi was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2010. He is focused on campaigns supporting HIV prevention, education, and the social inclusion of disabled children. Mr. Messi founded the Leo Messi Foundation supporting access to health care, education, and sport for children.

Lionel Messi

Mr. Messi is forward and captain of the Argentina national football team and the Spanish club Barcelona. Mr. Messi was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2010. He is focused on campaigns supporting HIV prevention, education, and the social inclusion of disabled children. Mr. Messi founded the Leo Messi Foundation supporting access to health care, education, and sport for children.

Muhammad Yunus   Professor Yunus is the Founder of Grameen Bank, pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance and receiving a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his efforts to eradicate poverty and inequality. Born in Bangladesh, Prof. Yunus has a Ph.D in economics. He has served on the Global Commission of Women’s Health, the Advisory Council for Sustainable Economic Development, and the UN Expert Group on Women in Finance.

Muhammad Yunus

Professor Yunus is the Founder of Grameen Bank, pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance and receiving a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his efforts to eradicate poverty and inequality. Born in Bangladesh, Prof. Yunus has a Ph.D in economics. He has served on the Global Commission of Women’s Health, the Advisory Council for Sustainable Economic Development, and the UN Expert Group on Women in Finance.