To help celebrate the launch of the Center for Sustainable Development, an array of distinguished leaders around the world shared their congratulations, words of wisdom, and calls to action.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-general, World Health Organization

Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO and Co-founder, FEED

Amb. Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation

Richard Curtis, Filmmaker; UN SDG Advocate; Co-founder, Project Everyone

Michael Faye, President and Co-founder, GiveDirectly

Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, Canada

Mariéme Jamme, Founder, iamtheCODE

Amb. Macharia Kamau, Principal Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Peter Laugharn, President, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Nancy Lindborg, President and CEO, Packard Foundation

Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, Canada

Michelle Nunn, President and CEO, CARE USA

HRH Mabel van Oranje, Initiator and Chair, Girls Not Brides

Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh

John Podesta, Founder, Center for American Progress

Paul Polman, Co-founder and Chair, IMAGINE

Mary Robinson, Chair, The Elders

Jeffrey D. Sachs, University Professor, Columbia University; President, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Enric Sala, Founder, Pristine Seas; Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister of Singapore

Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO of Oxfam GB