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”.
Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II is one of the six new members of the group, which is co-chaired by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.
The other five new members were Hindou Ibrahim of Chad, Dia Mirza of India, Edward Ndopu of South Africa, Nadia Murad of Iraq and Marta Vieira da Silva of Brazil.
Their task, among others, is to promote the goals, raise awareness with new audiences, maintain global commitment and call for greater ambition and scalable action to achieve the SDGs objectives by 2030.