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Aliza Ayaz ­— Climate Activist & UN Youth Ambassador for SDG13

The star student is one of the most prominent women from Pakistan who has wowed the world with her dedication to climate activism.  She is the second Pakistani student to have been appointed as the United Nations youth ambassador for Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG13), a feat she achieved in 2020.


 


A graduate of the University College London (UCL) specialising in global health and epidemiology, Ayaz was responsible for establishing the university’s Climate Action Society, which became a full-fledged non-profit that now works closely with the UN and the British government. She was previously the joint winner of the UCL’s Student Award for Outstanding Commitment to Sustainability in 2019.
“I think the coolest element was being able to attract and retain Generation Z — a generation that is so busy doing job applications, socialising and finding its own feet to an idea that was associated with an ‘environment frenzy’,” she told UCL of her win. She has delivered prominent speeches internationally, including at the UN and at UK parliamentary events.   

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