Dia Mirza's tenure as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador extended till 2022

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: May 07, 2020, 04:58 PM(IST)

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Dechen Tsering, Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific, UNEP  also praised the Mirza work

On Thursday, The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) extended Dia Mirza's term as its National Goodwill Ambassador for another two years till the end of 2022.

The actor, who is also a United Nations Sustainability Development Goals, advocates the extension as another opportunity.

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"I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve as UNEP ambassador. My association with the United Nations Environment Programme has been an extraordinary learning curve. It has defined my purpose and I hope to continue to learn and make a difference towards improving environmental consciousness. Now more than ever before we need to make every effort possible to act on climate, protect wildlife, biodiversity, and secure our natural resources," said Dia Mirza.

Dechen Tsering, Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific, UNEP  also praised her work and said that her work is ''greatly valued''.

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"Your contributions to World Environment Day, #BeatPlasticPollution, Circular Fashion and other UNEP campaigns and initiatives have helped broaden the scope and impact of our outreach. We look to you to continue to assist us in our advocacy efforts and communicate to the public the vision and values that guide our work," Dechen said.

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One of Dia's big campaigns during her first tenure was #BeatPlasticPollution that helped in highlighting the issue at the highest levels and led to a clarion call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India Single-Use Plastics free by 2022.

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