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First Meeting of UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Zero Waste Held in Istanbul

First Meeting of UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Zero Waste Held in Istanbul

Press Release ( 03 November 2023)

 


Istanbul, Turkey - November 1, 2023 - The United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board of Eminent Persons on Zero Waste convened for their inaugural in-person meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. The meeting, chaired by Emine Erdogan, First Lady of Turkey, saw the participation of distinguished advisors, including Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif, and Guy Ryder, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, representing UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

 


During the meeting, the board discussed and approved their work plan, focusing on activities aimed at promoting best practices for zero waste. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus proposed the establishment of "3ZERO Clubs" led by young people, the acceleration of zero waste social businesses under the Yunus Environment Hub, and the development of guidelines for Zero Waste Cities. Christina Jaeger, Co-founder & Managing Director of Yunus Environment Hub, was also present, emphasizing the importance of these initiatives.

 


The Advisory Board's primary mission is to advocate for and promote local and national zero waste initiatives, creating practical examples for others to follow. The board will actively share success stories and best practices through various means, including reports, websites, and social media, to raise awareness and disseminate relevant information. This dissemination will be especially prominent during the global celebration of the International Day of Zero Waste, held annually on March 30.

 


The board's commitment to fostering a waste-free world demonstrates a shared dedication to the Global Zero Waste Movement's ultimate goal. Emine Erdogan, as chairperson, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the board members for their unwavering commitment to taking action for a sustainable solution.

 


Emine Erdogan stated, "Our mission is to continue working diligently until the call for a waste-free life commitment reaches every corner of the world. I believe that our meeting will bring about positive change for our country and the world."

 


The hashtag #TheWorldOurCommonHome symbolizes the collective commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable planet and underscores the board's dedication to this global cause.

 


Professor Yunus is visiting Turkey to attend this meeting, and he will also be involved in several meetings and interviews regarding his work

Photo Caption 1: On November 1, 2023, in Istanbul, Turkey, the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board of Eminent Persons on Zero Waste, chaired by Emine Erdogan, First Lady of Turkey, met. Eminent advisors like Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif, and Guy Ryder, representing UNSG Antonio Guterres, attended. The group's mission is to promote zero waste initiatives locally and nationally through advocacy and practical examples. They will share best practices and success stories via reports, websites, and social media, especially during the International Day of Zero Waste on March 30 each year.

Photo Caption 2: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus signing the zero waste declaration after the first in-person meeting of the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board of Eminent Persons on Zero Waste on November 1, 2023, with the chairman of the board First Lady Emine Erdogan overseeing.

Photo Caption 3: Professor Muhammad Yunus with the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board and the First Lady of Turkey, Emine Erdogan.

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