Barbados (Barbados Today) – Prime Minister Mia Mottley has been given yet another global leadership role, this time to help push the world’s leaders to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Barbadian leader and her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau were named co-chairs of the SDG Advocates Group, a group of influential leaders – including Nigerian, Belgian and Qatari royalty, activists, and actors – who support United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in raising global ambition and action to keep the promise of the SDGs.
“The Sustainable Development Goals are the world’s blueprint to build a healthier, greener and sustainable future by 2030. With the clock ticking and multiple crises driving us further off track, we must do everything in our power to deliver the SDGs,” Guterres said in making the announcement on Wednesday. “I’m pleased that Prime Minister Mottley and Prime Minister Trudeau will help lead advocacy to do just that.”
Mottley, who has campaigned extensively for climate action and debt sustainability in middle-income countries and small states, encouraged leaders to move full steam ahead in working towards reaching the SDGs.
“Let us seize the moment to move forward, together, to ensure the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the end of the Decade of Action and Delivery on the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Mottley who was given the Champions of the Earth Award, the UN’s highest environmental honour, in 2021.