Visit to environmental protection projects
UNDP is collaborating with the local authorities in Les Cayes and Acul River on projects to reduce the risk of flooding that can destroy crops and homes.
The projects are targeted towards important preventive activities, including the construction of dikes and improvement of water channels and drainage.
During the visit, Crown Prince Haakon was given an introduction to the work being done, and had the opportunity to plant a seedling – as a symbol of the large-scale reforestation efforts in the area.
In the evening, the Crown Prince attended a dinner with a group of woman leaders from the government authorities, private sector and civil society in Port-au-Prince.
Crown Prince Haakon was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP in 2003. In his work on behalf of the organisation, the Crown Prince has focused special attention on the UN Millennium Development Goals – the eight goals that the international community has committed itself to achieving by 2015.
Holberg Prize awarded to US legal scholar
Today His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon presented the Holberg Prize for 2018 to US legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein for wide-ranging research activities that have had a broad impact on US public policy.
Concluded in Bergen
Today, His Excellency President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia concluded his State Visit to Norway. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon accompanied the President for the final day of his visit, which took place in Bergen.