Human Development Awards
Every other year the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) selects the winners of its Awards for Human Development. The awards recognise outstanding national reports in the following categories:
- Excellence in Human Development Innovation - Concepts or Measurement
- Excellence in Participation and Capacity Building
- Excellence in Policy Analysis and Influence
- Excellence in Support of the Millennium Development Goals
A regional report will also be selected to receive an award for Excellence and Innovation across HDR Corporate Principles for a Regional HDR.
An internal UNDP panel of judges has selected three candidates in each category from over 50 nominations received from 39 countries.
In addition to the Crown Prince, the panel of judges that will make the final selections is comprised of Princess Bama Bint Talal of Jordan, Nobel laureate in economics Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, Dr. Gita Sen and Dr. Kwesi Botchwey.
The Crown Prince has served as a goodwill ambassador to the UNDP since autumn 2003.
More information about the nomination process and the nominees is available at the links to the right.
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.