Goodwill Ambassador at UNDP
In his role as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known for starring in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is a passionate advocate for climate action and gender equality and the key role they play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Also known as the Global Goals, they are a universal call to action to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.
Coster-Waldau is helping spread the important message that we cannot achieve the Global Goals without empowering women and safeguarding our environment and that each and every one of us needs to play an active part in creating a brighter tomorrow for all.
Father of two girls, Coster-Waldau is passionate about ending discrimination and violence against women and girls everywhere. He is focusing on drawing attention to critical issues such as gender equality and climate action to encourage people to be agents of change.
Through his work with UNDP, Coster-Waldau traveled to Kenya, Rwanda, Maldives, Thailand and the Peruvian Amazon to shine a spotlight on the connection between climate change and growing inequalities around the world.
His accomplished career includes starring roles in various films in Europe and North America, including Shot Caller, Small Crimes, Gods of Egypt, The Other Woman and 1,000 Times Good Night. In addition to his award-winning acting career, Coster-Waldau is also a producer and screenwriter.