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Queen Máxima in Côte d’Ivoire: June 12-14

  June 14, 2022 at 5:05 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a working visit to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire from Sunday June 12 to Tuesday 14. On Sunday June 12, upon the arrival at the International Airport in Abidjan, capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the Queen was welcomed by Patrick Achi, the Prime Minister. The Queen started the first day … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in New York: September 21-23

  September 24, 2021 at 4:01 pm by

In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Maxima was in New York on September 21-23 to attend several meetings. On Wednesday September 22, the Queen had a meeting with Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO of Women’s World Banking. Topic of the meeting was women’s digital financial inclusion efforts in Africa. Then the Queen was reunited with Achim Steiner, Administrator … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits The UN House In Brussels

  September 23, 2021 at 5:32 pm by

As an Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), today, Thursday September 23, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the headquarters of the UN House in Brussels where she was welcomed by Camilla Brückner, Director of the UN/UNDP Office in Brussels. Along with the representatives of these organizations, the Queen attended several meetings focused on importance of international cooperation to achieve the SDGs, the main priorities … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Ethiopia: May 13-15

  May 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the government, Queen Máxima arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on the evening of Monday May 13 for a three-day. Upon her arrival the Queen was welcomed by the Dutch Ambassador Bengt van Loosdrecht and Fatouma Seid, FAO representative. Queen Maxima started the first day of the … Continue reading

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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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