Will continue as ambassador
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince will continue in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The agreement was signed today when the Crown Prince granted an audience to the Administrator of UNDP, Helen Clark.
Crown Prince will continue in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the organisation for another two years, up to May 2018. The Crown Prince will assist UNDP in its efforts to end poverty within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ambassador since 2003
In 2003, Crown Prince Haakon was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP with a particular focus on the UN Millennium Development Goals and the effort to cut global poverty in half by 2015. He has visited numerous countries on behalf of UNDP, including Timor-Leste, Haiti, Nepal, Tanzania, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Burundi, Mongolia and Botswana. Over the next two years the Crown Prince will be continuing his work in this area.
Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP, states that the Crown Prince is a compelling advocate for UNDP’s efforts to end poverty, owing to his active involvement in global development issues.
Science and culture
Research, sports, beekeeping and music. Norway and Slovenia share a wide array of interests, and today the King and Queen and the Slovenian President, Borut Pahor, gained insight into several of them.
State visit from Slovenia
Today Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed the President of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, to Norway. This is the first State Visit to Norway of a Slovenian President and King Harald and Queen Sonja are his hosts.