Michelle & Michelle Urge Malaysians To Work On SDGs

Oct 6, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR – October 6, 2016 ~ Malaysian award-winning action heroine Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh urged Malaysians to work on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure a more inclusive and prosperous country.

Michelle, who is also the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador said during her meeting with UNDP Malaysia Resident Representative, Michelle Gyles-McDonnough that she wants to use her influence to shine the light on the SDGs in Malaysia as her passion has always been on global development issues, including gender equality and the eradication of poverty

Michelle Yeoh was appointed in March 2016 and is focussing on raising awareness and mobilizing support for the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Both discussed areas in which the Hollywood star could support in raising awareness of the SDGs in her home country.

Michelle Gyles-McDonnough also called on Malaysian businesses to learn more about how they can support achievement of the SDGs by joining the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, to be held in Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.

“RBF will bring together more than 600 leaders from business, government, UN agencies and NGOs from the Asia Pacific Region with case studies presented by more than 50 companies, all working towards making the 17 global goals a reality. The role of Malaysian businesses is vital to support the government’s role in achieving the SDGs and we would like to see a big attendance from Malaysia at this forum” says Michelle Gyles-McDonnough

As a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Yeoh joins the current roster of UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors, including Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, U.S. actress Connie Britton and Japanese actress Misako Konno; soccer legends Didier Drogba, Iker Casillas, Ronaldo, Marta Vieira da Silva and Zinedine Zidane; and acclaimed Spanish chefs, brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca.

To find out more about the Responsible Business Forum, please visit www.responsiblebusiness.com

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