Queen Mathilde Receives the Honorary National German Sustainability Award 2018
Yesterday evening, Friday December 8, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians received the Honorary National German Sustainability Award 2018 in a ceremony held at the Maritim in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Queen Mathilde was awarded “for her extraordinary social and socio-political commitment as well as her commitment as ambassador of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”. The Queen is committed to social and humanitarian projects with the Queen Mathilde Fund, UNICEF Belgium, Child Focus and in January 2016 she was appointed a member of the UN Advocacy Group for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) by the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon.
In her speech the Queen said how important it is to listen the young people – “their concerns, their expectations and aspirations. Their input and commitment are essential for a sustainable future.” She also stressed the importance to give everyone access to education and health care because “without education and healthcare, global employment and prosperity remain an impossible dream.”
The German Sustainability Award was established in 2008 and it is endorsed by the German Federal Government, local and business associations and numerous NGOs, among them UNESCO and UNICEF. The awards are presented to cities, companies and individuals promoting the idea of a sustainable society.
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Honorary National German Sustainability Award pour son engagement et sa contribution personnelle au débat sur le développement durable et les projets humanitaires #DNP10 #GlobalGoals pic.twitter.com/54x0BpbApt
— Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) December 8, 2017
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