Former Miss Asia-Pacific, actor, producer, entrepreneur and environmentalist, Dia Mirza, was appointed as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India on Nov. 29. A long-standing supporter of environmental conservation, Mirza will take up the role to add more weight to her work on raising awareness of and seeking solutions to environmental issues that the entire world, and India in particular, face.
“I feel honored and inspired by this opportunity to work with UN Environment to protect the environment and promote sustainable development,” said Mirza. “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.”
Dia Mirza is a committed voice for change and has contributed her efforts in the field of social change, conservation and environment. She has been to the face of many pivotal environmental campaigns across India and has worked towards the conservation of wildlife.
As a Goodwill Ambassador, Mirza will work with the United Nations to further spread the message on priority areas including clean air, clean seas, wildlife protection and climate change.
“I am delighted to have Dia join UN Environment as a Goodwill Ambassador,” said UN Environment head, Erik Solheim. “India faces many challenges, in particular, the air pollution that is choking many of its cities. Dia’s influence can help to turn the situation around and create a healthy future for Indians and their environment.”
UN Environment is running many global campaigns, which are having a huge impact by reaching millions of people to change behavior. “I am deeply humbled and motivated to serve nature in my new role as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India. Committed to protect, secure and strengthen the rich treasures that nature provides us all! https://t.co/C4ECs2AGn8 @
UNEP @UNinIndia @ErikSolheim” Dia Mirza tweeted on November 30, 2017
Dia Mirza has joined other accomplished and dedicated past and present UN Goodwill Ambassadors, including UN Environment’s Li Binging, Gisele Bündchen, and Don Cheadle as also Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry and Emma Watson.