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Term of Dia Mirza as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNEP of India extended

Term of Dia Mirza as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNEP of India extended

The term of Dia Mirza as the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) of India has been extended until the end of 2022.

Key Points:

  • Dia Mirza is also an advocate of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
  • Dia Mirza launched the campaign #BeatPlasticPollution in her first tenure as the ambassador, which helped in highlighting the issue of plastic pollution at the highest levels.
  • The UNEP collaborates with distinguished personalities, through the VOICES portfolio to create public awareness, interest, and understanding of critical environmental issues affecting the planet.
  • The UNEP partners with Advocates, Goodwill Ambassadors, and Patrons across the globe for several campaigns and initiatives which are meant to inspire the public across the world to work and act as the custodians of the environment.
  • The Global Ambassadors of the Program include Bertrand Piccard, Don Cheadle, Ellie Goulding, Gisele Bundchen, Ian Somerhalder, and Yaya Toure.
  • The UNEP is the principal environmental authority worldwide, which serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and sets the world agenda on the environment.

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