CP Haakon as United Nation's Development Programme (UNDP) Ambassador

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I'm very dissapointed as well with the coverage of this trip. It is as much important as Mette-Marit or any other royal trip. But, yes, probably with a princess travelling it would be much interesting for the press. But still, compared to how the Denmark RF dealing with their royals abroad visits coverage, the Norwegian RF has to learn a bit from them. At least when Alexandra goes on her UN visits, the DRF would sent one of the royal photographers to follow, and published some photos, or when Joachim was in Cambodia & Vietnam, there are still more photos of him there.
The Norwegian royal Court does not have a royal photographers, the situation with Alexandra is not relevant since Märtha and Mette-Marits visits are always covered well and then some, the problem is with the men. In this case Haakon, not one Norwegian press went with him in the trip to USA, which is a shame, since he is so much more capable than his wife, he is always friendly with the press and usually gives good answers. Its sort of the same with the King, his activites is hardly covered by the press, as soon as he brings his wife, there they are again...Should one judge the Kings work from pictures available one would think he hardly did anything. Its a pitty we dont have acces to the main Norwegian photo agencies Scanpix and Allover who usually cover most events.

The press has to pay for their trip themselves, and ofcourse they know that pictures of Haakon alone might not sell well enough to cover the expenses they have of sending people on such long trips. Im sure when they go to Thailand the whole crowd will be there again, the press are luxury animals as well, his trip to Japan and Expo was well covered;)
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Haakon's work as an UNDP Goodwill Ambassador:
He went to Tanzania in 2004: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f47/haakons-trip-tanzania-13995.html

He also visited Cambodia in 2004: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f47/haakon-cambodia-2004-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/f47/haakons-undp-visit-guatemala-9590.html

He will go to Burundi later this year: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f47/haakons-trip-burundi-undp-13528.html
Kongehuset.no's calendar have him traveling to Burundi tomorrow. :flowers:
Lots of information available from this trip:ermm:

Crown Prince Haakon visits Burundi
Norway's Crown Prince Haakon is visiting Burundi as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The Norway Post : Crown Prince Haakon visits Burundi

an article with a pic from Burundi from UNDP

another article about visit to projects about microfinance and seually abused women with comments from Haakon if someone feels like translating
Promoting UN's development work, Norwegian Crown Prince visits Burundi

Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon Magnus, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), today began a four-day visit to Burundi as part of his work to promote global antipoverty targets - article
Haakon's Visit to Mongolia, November 2008

03.11.2008 - 06.11.2008


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His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visits Mongolia as a special representative of the UNDP 3 - 6 November.

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Is this the first time that HRH has visited Mongolia? This country has a very interesting history and a rich culture. I will be very curious to see what Haakon does while he is there. He is lucky to be able to visit so many different countries.
This is a pretty long visit, about two weeks. Pretty sure going to see beautiful scenery as well as history.
Is this the first time that HRH has visited Mongolia?
Yes, as far as I know it's the first time he'll visit Mongolia.

What's strange is that the Norwegian and the English calendar have two different dates for the Visit. ;)
The English calendar says:
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visits Mongolia as a special representative of the UNDP 2 - 11 November.

The Norwegian says:
H.K.H. Kronprinsen besøker Mongolia som spesialutsending for UNDP 2. - 6. november.

???? :D
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Hopefully he will get to see the entire country. Four days isn't very long, but I'm sure that he will make good use of his time.
Wonderful photos, Her_Majesty! I really like seeing Haakon with the children. Do you know what the article says?
Noticias breves de actualidad

according to the article the Prince came to Mongolia to achieve such goals as elimination of poverty, AIDS, children death and so on.

Thank you, Sofajr! Haakon seems like a very warm and caring person, and the photos from this trip have been lovely.
Wow, he is so lucky! Mongolia must be an amazing place! I've read a lot about it.
He is on a trip next week to Zambia:
28.10.2013 - 01.11.2013 Zambia
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visits Zambia in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP (28. October - 1 November).
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