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Crown Princess Mary attends World Hour for UN Sustainable Development Goals


Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

Crown Princess Mary attended the World Hour in Copenhagen on Wednesday, an event that teaches young people about the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

World Hour, held at Copenhagen City Hall, is a program organised by the Danish branch of World Goals and the global campaign World’s Largest Lesson, that aims, every year, to spread “the knowledge of the World Goals in primary and lower secondary schools in Denmark,” and doing it in collaboration with “a number of Danish NGOs and educational organisations, which provide free materials and activities,” according to the World Goals website.

The World’s Largest Lesson campaign works to provide free educational resources to schools and teachers as a way to encourage more people, especially young people, to learn and take part in the Sustainable Development Goals.

At World Hour, students presented their projects based on themes revolving around one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals. Crown Princess Mary was joined by Aid Rasmus Prehn, the Minister of Development, at the event.

During World Hour, participants were encouraged to play a socially-distanced version of football from their seats, in line with COVID-19 protocols. Crown Princess Mary and all the guests were given footballs with the Sustainable Development Goals listed on them and ran through a series of football drills.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a series of 17 goals that were established in 2015 to create a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” touch upon key areas like health, eradication of poverty, green development, and gender equality, and aim to be completed by 2030.

Crown Princess Mary has been heavily involved in the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals since their creation, often attending events in Denmark and abroad on behalf of the United Nations and other entities in support of the cause.

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