The Global Fund
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will hold a conference in Oslo on 5-7 March 2007 to focus on what the fund has achieved to date and to identify the needs for the next five-year period.
Norway is a major contributor to the fund, which thus far has provided financial support to 450 programmes in 136 countries – for a total of USD six billion. The fund was established five years ago and is headquartered in Geneva.
“If there is one piece of advice I would give you today, as King, godfather and grandfather, it is this: Be yourself,” said His Majesty The King in his speech at the luncheon celebrating the confirmation of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra.
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra was confirmed today in the Palace Chapel, just as her father, grandfather and great-grandfather were before her.