The Crown Prince visiting Burundi
The millennium goals cannot be reached unless there is lasting peace in countries formerly torn by conflict. Peace and security are crucial to achieving sustainable development. In Burundi today, poverty represents one of the greatest threats to lasting peace and stability.
Many fear that old conflicts will be rekindled unless there is improvement in the living conditions and everyday lives of ordinary people. The many refugees returning home after the war pose a great challenge. Re-integration and the rebuilding of local communities are fundamental steps in the transition from relief to development. The UN Peacebuilding Commission and Fund supports Burundi in its efforts to implement its strategy for peace.
The Crown Prince will be visiting several projects that are working to promote the peace process, and thereby lay the foundation for a stable peace in Burundi.
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.