Cartoons on HIV and AIDS
Norwegian artists are making use of cartoons to combat stigmatisation and discrimination against people with HIV. The cartoons were drawn in connection with the AIDS conference Young Leaders Summit II at the initiative of Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and The Crown Princess.
The use of cartoonists is part of the effort to employ new forms of communication to spread information about the highly complex issue of HIV/AIDS.
The cartoons were drawn by Siri Pettersen, Ingalill Røsberg, Mads Eriksen and Madeleine Bertelsen.
The summit was held on 23-25 June at Losby Manor outside Oslo, and was attended by 28 young leaders from all over the world. Young people are at particular risk of contracting HIV. Youth leadership is therefore essential to HIV and AIDS-related activities.
Throughout the summit, the young leaders shared their experiences and ideas on YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and blogs.
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.