On the evening of September 25, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2015 Princess Grace Foundation USA Awards held at 583 Park Avenue in New York City.
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the sovereign prince gave a speech during the United Nations General Assembly Sustainable Development Goals Summit at the United Nations. According to the official website for the UN, in a statement regarding today’s meeting, Prince Albert II noted that:
“…in establishing the Goals, the international community had restored its connection to its origins, cultures and humanity. ‘We recognize the urgency to correct our excess, which exacerbated the depletion of the planet,’ he said. Empowered by the lessons learned, the twenty-first century should be the century of education, social justice and respect for human rights. Monaco’s actions were set in a secular tradition of world openness and sharing with the most vulnerable, particularly women and children. The country had also committed to adapt itself to the challenges of sustainable urban development, opting for ecological solutions in transportation and energy and giving priority to creation of green urban spaces. Further, he would remain personally involved in promoting healthy and productive oceans as they acted as climate regulators and ecosystem service providers.”
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