Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway will visit New York City from 5 to 7 December.
While in the United States, the Crown Prince Couple will attend the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at Phillips on Park Avenue in the evening. Crown Prince Haakon will speak during the event, and author and actress, Padma Lakshmi will host the event. The Crown Prince is a current Goodwill Ambassador for the UNDP. The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir will have the
The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir will have the honour of performing for the attendees. Individual tickets for the anniversary celebration start at $750. Two other UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors, actresses Connie Britton and Michelle Yeoh, will also be in attendance to share their personal experiences of their work with the organisation.
On Tuesday 6 December, Crown Princess Haakon will attend an awards ceremony for the Human Development Index together with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and UN Deputy Jan Eliasson.
On Wednesday 7 December, Crown Princess Mette-Marit will attend “an event on the implementation of the new sustainability goals at the International Peace Institute (IPI); Reaching the furthest Behind First,” according to the press release sent out by the Norwegian Royal Court. The Crown Princess will also meet with the press after the event.
The UNDP operates in more than 170 countries around the world and works to eradicate poverty. The UNDP has been successful in improving the lives of millions of people around the globe.
Crown Prince Haakon was appointed as a goodwill ambassador in 2003 for the UNDP. His Royal Highness has been focused on poverty reduction and has travelled to many countries during his tenure as a goodwill ambassador.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were recently in New York City before they began their visit to Canada at the beginning of the month. Their Royal Highnesses were in Canada for a four-day trip from 7th through the 10th of November.