The celebrities came to Vienna to film an episode of the popular Chinese youth reality TV show ‘Keep Running’, which is watched by millions in China and beyond. As part of the programme they were set a challenge: to research and prepare a speech about one or two of the Goals which they had to deliver in English at Vienna’s City Hall.
On a snowy morning in March, the celebrities, Deng Chao, Angelababy, Li Chen, Chen He, Zheng Kai, Wong Cho Lam and Lu Han, visited the Vienna International Centre. There they took a guided tour in Chinese with one of UNIS Vienna’s multi-lingual tour guides. Their tour included a special meeting with the Security team’s K9 unit and its newest member, nine-month-old puppy Prince, but they also walked the well-trodden path followed by more than 55,000 other visitors who come to the UN in Vienna every year to learn about the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals. They visited a UN conference room, posed for selfies with life-sized cut-outs of UN peacekeepers, admired an actual piece of the Moon on loan from NASA, and had fun guessing what a leather shoe on display may have to do with achieving the SDGs.