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GCUs Chancellor Yunus calls on UN to support developing nations achieve SDGs

06 October 2015

Chancellor Yunus with fellow MDG advocates

Chancellor Yunus with fellow MDG advocates

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus has called on the United Nations to help developing nations achieve its Sustainable Development Goals.

Professor Yunus was speaking at a meeting of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals advocates, advisors to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, of which Professor Yunus is a founding member.

He told the Secretary General that the goals’ adoption by the UN General Assembly on September 25 was an historic event that will give a new shape to the world and that the group’s next challenge will be to make Sustainable Development Goals household words guiding family life around the globe.

Professor Yunus was joined by fellow MDG advocates including President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, international advocate for women's and children's rights and former First Lady of South Africa and of Mozambique Graça Machel, and Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, at the meeting, part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Summit 2015.