The United Nations Foundation has named A.C. Milan soccer player Keisuke Honda as a Global Advocate for Youth. The announcement was made at an event in Washington, D.C. honoring Honda for his philanthropic work focused on youth. In his role, Honda will focus on mobilizing action to address major challenges faced by young people around the world, and engaging youth in support of the vital work of the United Nations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
“Youth in every society have always been unique catalysts for change,” said Elizabeth Cousens, UN Foundation Deputy Chief Executive Officer. “They approach the future with an urgency and creativity we need to mobilize, and they understand the stakes. We are so excited to be working with Keisuke to help us build a new cadre of United Nations advocates and connect young people around the world in addressing some of the most important challenges of our time.”