On Friday, February 21, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the closing of the Conférence Diplomatique de la Principauté held at the Fairmont Monte Carlo.
In other news, the sovereign prince and Princess Charlene of Monaco will attend the 2014 World Ocean Summit held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California this week. Prince Albert will give a keynote speech during the two-day conference.
According to a press release the purpose of the World Ocean Summit is to:
“…find solutions that reconcile the need for economic growth with the increasing challenges of global ocean conservation.
Two things are central to the World Ocean Summit 2014: governance and sustainability. To safeguard the oceans, increased governance will in many cases be desirable if not inevitable. But good governance is difficult to maintain—not least in the high seas, where there is little formal jurisdiction. Better governance is intimately linked to the sustainable use of our seas. The challenge now is to design a regime that successfully balances economic development with sustainability.
World Ocean Summit 2014 will offer delegates an opportunity to better understand the risks brought about by degradation of the ocean and help shape debate about its governance.”
And, finally, in the video below Prince Albert II gives a mini-interview with Monaco Info about the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.