Dia Mirza Is India’s UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador
Actor and environmentalist Dia Mirza has been chosen as United Nations (UN) Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India.
She is now headed to Nairobi in Kenya to take part in a panel discussion that will include ambassadors from around the world. "I feel honoured and inspired by this opportunity to work with the UN to promote sustainable development. It's a wonderful acknowledgement of my personal commitment to the cause,” she said.
In her role as a Goodwill Ambassador, Dia Mirza will work towards spreading the message on issues related to the importance of clean air and water, wildlife and ocean conservation and climate change.
“Environmental issues will be the defining challenge of this era, and I am committed to helping the UN as a Goodwill Ambassador to do everything I can to provide a better future. Together, we will continue working towards conservation of nature, tackling climate change and inspiring people to live more sustainably,” said Mirza.
Dia Mirza has been working relentlessly as a spokesperson for wildlife and environment, having been closely involved with the Sanctuary Nature Foundation as a member of its Board of Directors. She has also served as the ambassador for Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).
“In the last seven years, as a public personality, I've tried to use every platform of communication to help people understand the importance of wildlife conservation and environmental protection.” she says.
Last year, she took her commitment to championing causes connected with nature to the next level, when she made her directorial debut by directing a Public Service Film on the occasion of Global Tiger Day, 2016.
“Young India can and will turn climate adversity to advantage. I believe this with all my heart. And I will leave no stone unturned.” says Mirza.
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