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.
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.