In 2019, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed new SDG advocates. The role of these 17 public figures is to raise awareness, inspire greater ambition, and push for faster action on the SDGs. They are:
Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, founder of the Education Above All Foundation.
Richard Curtis, screenwriter, producer and film director.
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, environmental and indigenous rights activist.
Graça Machel, founder of Graça Machel Trust.
Alaa Murabit, founder of The Voice of Libyan Women.
Edward Ndopu, founder of Global Strategies on Inclusive Education.
Forest Whitaker, actor, founder and CEO of Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative.