I would like to share with you what it means to me to be the spokesperson for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Venezuela. This is an innovator designation, never seen in our country, which gives me the opportunity to work together with one of the most recognized organizations in the world.
How did we do it? Our staff had the opportunity to show the work that the Greivis Vásquez Foundation is being doing and my vision of building a better country through sports and education to Mr. Peter Grohmann, the coordinator of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Venezuela and we found a way to work together.
After a few weeks, we met again and I got the great news. For the first time Venezuela would have a spokesperson for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. I accepted without a doubt, the opportunity of being a part of the United Nations family and with such an important role.
You may ask yourself, what are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? They are goals agreed to reach in the 193 nations that are members of the United Nations. The list of 17 goals includes objectives such as “Ending Poverty”, “Ending Hunger”, “Achieving Gender Equality”, etc.
Through this alliance that we have just signed with the United Nations, I feel that we can reach all parts of the country, specifically with these goals that are significant at the global level, because we want a better country, a better world. Working from Venezuela is very important because we are living in times of crisis and we have to understand both sides and that people with different ideologies can sit together to try to achieve these goals and work as a team.
As I always say “Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships”. I don’t get tired of repeating it, it is fundamental in our country. Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we can help Venezuelans to understand, through my message, what we have to do to have a much better country. Please don’t forget to use the following hashtag #UnetealosODS, visit http://onu.org.ve/ or follow our Twitter account @onuvenezuela