Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II Appointed UN SDGs Advocate

The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II has been appointed by the United Nations (UN), as a member of the new class of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates.

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres made the announcement through his spokesman, Farhan Haq, at a news conference in New York on the 9th of May, 2019.

The SDGs Advocates are 17 influential public figures committed to “raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster action on the SDGs”.

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Follow The Money Wins United Nations SDG Mobiliser Of The Year Award 2019

Follow The Money, an initiative of Connected Development (CODE), has won the United Nations (UN) mobiliser of the year award at the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Global Fest for 2019.

Hamzat Lawal, the co-founder of CODE, received the award in Bonn, Germany on the 2nd of May, 2019.

The mobiliser of the year award is given to “the project/team that demonstrates the greatest successes with mobilizing individuals organizations or networks for collective action for the SDGs”.

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University Of Ibadan & Covenant University In Inaugural UN SDGs Rankings [2019]

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Rankings has been released for the first time ever – including University Of Ibadan and Covenant University.

In West Africa only three universities featured amongst the 500 universities and that include University Of Ibadan, Covenant university and University Of Ghana.

The research was conducted, collated and released by a British organization, Times Higher Education, which is a leading consultant in Higher education and audited by PwC a leading auditing firm on behalf of the UN.

According to the rankings, the University Of Auckland, New Zealand emerged as the best university in the world for SDG values.

The SDG sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world: the ranking organization used 11 out of the 17 SDG goals to conclude on its rankings.