On March 12, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco along with His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje are currently in Marseilles, France where they attended the opening of the 6th Annual World Water Forum.

As I previously mentioned, the event, organized by the World Water Council, will gather 800 speakers from around the world, and 25,000 international leaders are expected to attend this important forum/conference.   The purpose of the event is to:

…tackle the challenges our world is facing and to bring water high on all political agendas. There will be no sustainable development while the water issues remain unsolved. Everywhere on the planet, for all and everyone, the Right to Water (recognized by 189 states at the UN one year ago) must be guaranteed and implemented.

During today’s opening of the World Water Forum both Prince Albert II and Prince Willem-Alexander gave speeches in front of hundreds of guests including Prime Minister, Mr. François Fillon, and the former Soviet Union President, Mikhail Gorbachev.

To learn more about the 6th Annual World Water Forum please visit their official website here.

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Sources: WWF, Palais Princier de Monaco and RVD