Former Miss Asia Pacific, actor, producer, entrepreneur and environmentalist, Dia Mirza, was at present appointed as UN Surroundings’s Goodwill Ambassador for India.
An extended-standing supporter of environmental conservation, Dia will take up the position so as to add extra weight to her work on elevating consciousness of and searching for options to environmental points that the world, and India specifically, faces.
“I really feel honoured and impressed by this chance to work with UN Surroundings to guard the surroundings and promote sustainable improvement,” mentioned Dia. “Environmental points would be the defining problem of this period, and I’m dedicated to serving to the UN as a Goodwill Ambassador to do the whole lot I can to supply a greater future.
“Collectively, we are going to proceed working in the direction of conservation of nature, tackling local weather change and provoking individuals to reside extra sustainably.”
Dia is a dedicated voice for change and has contributed her efforts within the area of social change, conservation and surroundings. She has been to the face of many pivotal environmental campaigns throughout India and has labored in the direction of the conservation of wildlife.
As a Goodwill Ambassador, Dia will work with the United Nations to additional unfold the message on precedence areas together with clear air, clear seas, wildlife safety and local weather change.
“I’m delighted to have Dia be part of UN Surroundings as a Goodwill Ambassador,” mentioned UN Surroundings head, Erik Solheim. “India faces many challenges, in explicit the air air pollution that’s choking a lot of its cities. Dia’s affect may also help to show the scenario round and create a wholesome future for Indians and their surroundings.”
UN Surroundings is operating many world campaigns, that are having a huge effect by reaching hundreds of thousands of individuals to vary habits.
#BreatheLife is a serious marketing campaign on air high quality, which is especially related to India. Based on the World Well being Group (WHO), a accomplice within the marketing campaign, one in 9 deaths globally are brought on by air air pollution. WHO figures present that half of the 20 most-polluted cities on the planet are in India.
#WildforLife seeks to construct assist for the safety of endangered species throughout the globe, together with the Bengal Tiger.
#CleanSeas is aimed toward decreasing the huge quantity of marine air pollution throughout the globe, drawing inspiration from individuals similar to India’s Afroz Shah, who has been operating the world’s longest-running seashore clean-up at Versova Seashore, Mumbai.
Dia has joined different achieved and devoted previous and current UN Goodwill Ambassadors, together with UN Surroundings’s Li Binging, Gisele Bündchen and Don Cheadle, and others similar to Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry and Emma Watson.