Mette-Marit attends event to mark World Aids Day

  December 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm by

Today, on December 1st, it is World Aids day. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was among the guests at the Romsås Frivillighetssentral in Oslo.

The International HIV / AIDS Committee selected “Universal Access and Human Rights” as theme this year. It is about ensuring HIV-positive human rights and also to support efforts to make sure that all HIV-positive have access to medical care, support and care.

View the image at Finnmark Dagblad

Mette-Marit is a special representative for UNAIDS. The homepage of the Royal Court published a statement made by the Princess.

“Access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support is a critical part of human rights. Violations of human rights, including stigma and discrimination increase the risk of HIV and its impact. World Aids Day 2009 invites us all to engage, care and to keep the promise.”

– Princess Mette-Marit,

You can read the whole statement here.

About 40 volunteers were showing up at the Romsås Center when Mette-Marit visited it. First there was an open public event in the center. Afterwards cake and coffee were served in the volunteer center. The Crown Princess got to know how the volunteers are working and how they operate in the town.

You can find a gallery of the visit here.

A thread about Mette-Marit’s fight against HIV/AIDS can be found here.

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