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Queen Máxima in Indonesia: February 11-13

  February 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima arrived in Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, on the evening of Sunday February 11 for a two-day visit. On Monday February 12, the first day of her visit, the Queen was in Bandar Lampung, capital of the province of Lampung, in the southern of Sumatra island. Upon her arrival, Queen … Continue reading

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Last Day in Ghana for Queen Mathilde

  February 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm by

Queen Mathilde started her third and last day in Ghana today, Friday February 9, with a visit at the Promush Mushroom Project. The project, launched in 2017, aims to “to improve and sustain income of mushroom farmers in the community” but also to implement employment for about 5,500 youth, especially persons with disabilities. The project was established with the help of the European Union – who donated 660,000 Euros – and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde’s Working Visit to Ghana Begins

  February 8, 2018 at 9:52 am by

As an Advocate for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, yesterday Wednesday February 7, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started a three-day working visit to Ghana along with Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Development Cooperation. Upon her arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana, the Queen was welcomed by the country’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Tijani … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde To Visit Ghana For UN Sustainable Development Goals

  January 8, 2018 at 9:13 am by

The Belgian Royal Court has confirmed Monday that Queen Mathilde will be paying a visit to Ghana in February in conjunction with her role as an advocate of the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals. She will be joined by the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo. They will visit local projects that pay “special attention to quality education, good health (including mental health) and economic empowerment of … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Opens Conference in Amsterdam

  December 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Dutch Queen Máxima opened today, Thursday December 7, the 5th edition of the IGNITE conference at the conference centre Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The conference, entitled “Rebuilding Futures” and organized by the Dutch development organization SPARK, was focused on improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurship, promoting sustainable leadership amongst young people in conflict-affected regions … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Nigeria For UN Inclusive Finance Role

  November 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a three-day visit to Nigeria this week. On Tuesday, Queen Máxima visited the Subol Hospital in Lagos. During the visit to the hospital, the Queen was informed about the program that helps the poorest part of the population to apply for health insurance through the mobile phone. This … Continue reading

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King Felipe Confirms Posthumous Order of Civil Merit To Spanish London Attack Victim

  June 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm by

At the Spanish Embassy in Kazakhstan on Friday, King Felipe VI signed a Royal Decree confirming the posthumous awarding of the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit to Ignacio Echeverría, the Spanish victim of last Saturday’s terrorist attack in London. Mr Echeverría, who worked for HBSC in London, was given the honour by the Spanish Government on recommendation by Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy to recognise his “heroic and exemplary act” … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Vietnam: May 30-June 1

  June 1, 2017 at 5:17 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a three-day visit to Vietnam from Tuesday May 30 to Friday June 1. Upon her arrival in Vietnam on Tuesday, the Queen went to the provincial town of Da Lat where she visited farms that are participating in the development project “Horti Da Lat”. The project, supported by the Dutch bank … Continue reading

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Máxima and Mozah Attend ‘Law, Education and The SDGs’ Seminar in The Hague

  May 19, 2017 at 10:36 am by

In The Hague on Friday, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was joined by Qatar’s Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser for an international seminar on education at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. The seminar – ‘Law, Education and The SDGs’ – aim is to bring attention to education in countries currently involved in armed conflict or insecurity, to discuss children’s rights to an education despite the circumstances of their surroundings. The … Continue reading

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Victoria Joins Willem-Alexander For OPCW Anniversary In The Hague

  April 26, 2017 at 11:42 am by

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands welcomed Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria to The Hague on Wednesday as she joined him at the opening ceremony of the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organisation’s twentieth anniversary events. The two royals – who are long-time friends – posed for photos outside the Ridderzaal in The Hauge’s Binnenhof ahead of the event, which was also attended by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organisation was created in … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria in Japan, Day Two

  April 19, 2017 at 10:04 am by

The Swedish Crown Princess has continued her working visit to Japan focusing on the sustainability of the world’s oceans today, April 19. Victoria began her day with a visit to a store from the AEON retail chain, which sells both produce and homewares. The purpose behind the store visit was to learn about their sustainability practices in regards to the seafood they sell – the company is aiming to have … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon in Liberia

  April 6, 2017 at 5:45 am by

The Crown Prince of Norway has been in the west African country of Liberia this week in his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation’s Development Program. Prince Haakon spent much of his four-day visit in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. He visited the Fish Market where he met with women and individuals working to promote peace and equality in the country. The following day, Haakon spoke with survivors … Continue reading

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UN Secretary-General Lunches With Belgian King and Queen

  April 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm by

On Wednesday April 5, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians welcomed the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Royal Palace of Laeken for lunch. The couple posed for photos with António Guterres before sitting down for a meal. The Secretary-General was in Belgium for the Syrian Aid Conference. Rencontre avec @antonioguterres Secrétaire général des @UN pic.twitter.com/68nfRpk6ij — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) April 5, 2017

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Belgian State Visit to Denmark: Day Two

  March 29, 2017 at 7:13 pm by

The second day of the state visit started today, Wednesday March 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. In the morning His Majesty King Philippe, accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik, paid a visit to Copenhagen City Hall where they were received by the Lord Mayor, Frank Jensen. The King and the Crown Prince attended a presentation about smart urban solutions and renewable energy and the King also signed the … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Leaders Attend Arab League Summit In Amman

  March 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan was the hosting head of state of the 28th Arab League Summit held on Wednesday in Amman. Among those attending the summit were King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia; King Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain; the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani; and the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde in Laos: Days Three and Four

  February 23, 2017 at 12:23 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde continued her mission in Laos on Wednesday February 22. The Queen started her third day in Laos with a visit at the Doub Preschool in the Ta Oi district of the Saravan province. In this school is active the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education(WASH) program that aims to promote the improvement of the children’s health condition by teaching to the children how to prevent diseases by regularly … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde In Laos: Days One and Two

  February 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm by

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium and Advocate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started on Monday February 20, a four day mission to Laos which lasts till February 23. The mission, organized by the UNICEF office in Laos and the Embassy of Belgium in Bangkok, aims to increase awareness in the fields of education, health and mental health, and the issues of child survival and … Continue reading

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Iceland’s President Continues State Visit to Denmark

  January 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm by

The Icelandic President and First Lady have continued their state visit to Denmark today, with a number of engagements around Copenhagen. President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson attended a seminar on food production and sustainability with Crown Prince Frederik, before visiting the State of Green partnership between the Danish governments and relevant energy sector organisations; and then the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea centre. The president of #iceland visits House of Green in … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip Visits Swedish Troops in Mali

  October 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm by

The 250 Swedish troops currently stationed in Mali as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) received a visit from Prince Carl Philip last week. He spent most of his time, between Wednesday and Sunday, at the Swedish base, Camp Nobel, meeting with the troops and learning about their activities in Mali, and accompanying them on a patrol. He also paid a visit to the European Union … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde In Jordan

  October 25, 2016 at 11:59 am by

In her capacity as UN Councillor for Sustainable Development, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started, on Sunday October 23, a humanitarian working visit to Jordan accompanied by Alexander De Croo, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation of Belgium. Upon her arrival in Amman, the Queen was received by the Jordan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh along with Minister De Croo and Hendrik Van de Velde, Belgian Ambassador to … Continue reading

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