Renowned female mountaineer Samina Baig has been appointed as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday.
“Welcoming Pakistani Mountaineer Samina Baig as the United Nations Development Programme – UNDP in #Pakistan’s National Goodwill Ambassador. She is the first Pakistani woman to have climbed Mount Everest and will lead efforts to build national awareness and partnerships around the Global Goals for Sustainable Development”.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Pakistan, Neil Buhne said “Pakistan is amongst the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Preparing for its effects, and instituting environmental protections, will safeguard economic development for future generations”.
Samina hails from Upper Hunza region of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan and as a mountaineer she witnesses the fragility of Pakistan’s mountain ecosystem.
Prior to Samina Baig, Pakistani Tennis Superstar Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Popular Singer Hadiqa Kiani were also appointed as the UNDP national goodwill ambassadors for Pakistan.
Picture by UNDP-Pakistan