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.
Congratulations are presented today from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia.
World Heritage at Vega
In 2004, UNESCO inscribed the Vega Archipelago on the World Heritage List. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance to open the new Vega Archipelago World Heritage Centre – Norway’s first authorised centre of its kind.