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Crown Prince Haakon begins his visit to New York

On Monday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway started his four-day-long visit to the USA. The Crown Prince will stay in New York until Thursday to participate in the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The visit started with a meeting on the issue of Sustainable management. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was present at meetings on sustainable management of resources in the sea under the auspices of the UN Global Compact. The meeting was held in the UN Headquarters.

Following the meeting, Crown Prince Haakon met with the leadership of the UN Development Program before he was present during the launch of the UN Youth Agenda Youth 2030. During several of the events that the Crown Prince participated in, he was accompanied by his Swedish counterpart, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria. During the afternoon, the Crown Prince attended a reception on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.

The first day of the visit was concluded with a reception on the theme of “Sea” at the Museum of Modern Art under the auspices of the UN Global Compact and Norway. The Crown Prince was accompanied by Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Crown Prince Haakon is not the only royal in New York this week. Many European royals have travelled to participate in the markings under the auspices of the UN. See a list of all the Royals now in New York here.

Crown Prince Haakon in the rose garden at UN in New York. Photo: UN Photo/ Mark Garten via United Nations Press Office.

In December of last year, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway conducted a three-day visit to New York. His Royal Highness visited New York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In March, Crown Prince Haakon also visited Texas for two days.

Last time the Crown Prince visited the USA was in June this year. Crown Prince Haakon was accompanied by Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide. On behalf of Norway, the Crown Prince announced Norway’s candidacy for a seat in the UN Security Council for the period of 2021-22. In the Rose Garden at the UN headquarters, Crown Prince Haakon and the Foreign Minister held a press conference, emphasising that Norway has national interests in defending the UN and international law.


About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.