On September 9, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain met with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations in New York City where she was presented with the Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Award. Her Majesty accepted this prestigious award on behalf of Spain.
According to the official website for the United Nations prior to the acceptance of the award Her Majesty and Mr. Ban Ki-moon held a meeting where they discussed the:
“…upcoming High-level meeting of the General Assembly on disability and development scheduled on 23 September 2013. They also discussed the need to accelerate implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and the crafting of a post-2015 development agenda.
The Secretary-General took this opportunity to inform Queen Sofia of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria and of UN efforts to address this critical situation.”
Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias recently expressed his disappointment during a press conference after Madrid lost their bid to host the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympic Games. As you may or may not know by now Tokyo was the winner in the end.
Nevertheless, Prince Felipe also expressed his pride in the committee that supported Madrid’s candidacy. Moreover, the prince is proud that Madrid — and Spain in general — is a strong supporter of sports and the Olympics and will continue to do so in the future.