Amidst the growing number of humanitarian crises facing the world, today United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani as a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate.
“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,” said UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. “I’m pleased to welcome Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya into this group of Advocates as an inspiring leader in business and humanitarian aid.”
“I am honored to join forces with the United Nations SDG Advocates, a group of distinguished leaders, thinkers and activists. I thank the Secretary General for his leadership and passion in driving communities and governments across the globe toward critical commitments that will ensure a solutions-based approach to the world’s most vexing problems – climate change, hunger and famine, the refugee crisis, poverty, justice, equity and inclusion, to name a few,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani. “I am humbled to do my part to help the Secretary General and the Advocates inspire others to take actions that will help shape the future and provide for a healthy, safe, prosperous world for our children.”
Originally from Turkey, Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya is a businessman, activist, and philanthropist dedicated to the global integration of refugees and the accessibility of good quality food for all. His foundation, Tent Partnership for Refugees mobilizes the private sector to provide economic opportunities to more than 25 million refugees
around the world.
The SDG Advocates are influential leaders who support the Secretary-General in raising global ambition and action to keep the promise of the SDGs.
Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, 14th Emir of Kano
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar
BLACKPINK, K-pop Girl Group
Richard Curtis, Screenwriter, Producer and Film Director
Hindou Ibrahim, Activist for Climate Action and Indigenous Rights
Graça Machel, Founder and Chair of the Board, Graça Machel Trust
Dia Mirza, Actor, UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador
Valentina Muñoz Rabanal, STEM Activist
Edward Ndopu, Public Intellectual, Humanitarian and Founder of A BILLION REASONS
Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate, Founder of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation
Brad Smith, President, Microsoft Corporation
Forest Whitaker, Founder and CEO, Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation