Haakon as an UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
Crown prince backs anti-poverty cause
Crown Prince Haakon has agreed to become a so-called "goodwill ambassador" for the United Nations' Development Program (UNDP). The goal is to fight poverty worldwide.
Mark Malloch Brown, who leads the UN program, said he was glad to have Norway's crown prince on board.
"Norway has for many years shown special leadership within development aid," he said, adding that celebrity ambassadors inspire others and put a human face on the effort.
Crown Prince Haakon said he looked forward to put the spotlight on poverty issues both in Norway and internationally.
"I hope I can devote more time to this over the next year," he said, adding that he'd first like to become more acquainted with what UNDP is doing. Then he'd like to travel to see some of the projects it's sponsoring.
The crown prince was the keynote speaker at an anti-poverty conference in Oslo on Thursday. He stressed that poverty breeds sickness, terror and violence.
He said he'd like to focus on health and education programs during his year as goodwill ambassador.
Crown Prince Haakon will continue as a Goodwill ambassador for UNDP for another two years, he has already made field visits to Cambodja, Sierra Leone and Tanzania and will do so in the next two years as well.
He also has a page of his own at the Norwegian site with pictures from his visits
article on Haakon & UN
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Haakon's work as an UNDP Goodwill Ambassador:
He went to Tanzania in 2004: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...nia-13995.html
He also visited Cambodia in 2004: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4-a-14009.html
Haakon visited Sierra Leone in 2005 as part of this programme.
He went to Guatemala in 2006: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...mala-9590.html
He will go to Burundi later this year: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ndp-13528.html
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