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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appoints Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi as 16th SDG Advocate.

UN chief appoints Kailash Satyarthi as SDG advocate

Category : Appointment/Resignation
Published on: September 23 2021 Share on facebook

·        Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has been appointed as a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) advocate at the 76th United Nations General Assembly by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

·        Guterres appointed Satyarthi, STEM activist Valentina Munoz Rabnal, Microsoft President Brad Smith and K-pop superstar Blackpink as new SDG advocates. With this, there are now a total of 16 SDG advocates in the United Nations.

·        India's 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Satyarthi will focus on protecting and promoting the rights of children around the world.

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About Nobel Prize

v On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest portion of his fortune to a series of Nobel Prizes—in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace.

v First Prize: 1901

v Rabindranath Tagore became India's first Nobel laureate in 1913

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