On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway arrived in Paris, France to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as well as to participate in the opening ceremony of the 38th session of UNESCO General Conference.
According to the UNESCO official website the future King of Norway also:
“…held meetings with representatives of the Organization’s Culture sector on the need to protect cultural heritage and UNESCO’s campaign, Unite4Heritage. He also met with representatives from the Education sector on the importance of education for sustainable development and global citizenship.
Prince Haakon also attended a lunchtime event with UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration. The declaration provides States with the opportunity to commit support for education in situations of armed conflict.”
On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Brussels, Belgium, for a one-day visit.
His Majesty’s day began with a visit to the headquarters of the European Parliament where he met with its president, Mr. Martin Schulz. Thereafter, His Majesty held a brief meeting with the President of the European Council, Mr. Donald Tusk, and met with representatives from the European Council.
On the evening of November 2, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos of Greece, in collaboration with Soundwall, displayed a special photo exhibition at Christie’s in London, England.
According to GQ Magazine, the prince’s unique exhibition “…features images printed onto a floating aluminium plate with a Soundwall Containsa raspberry Pi 2 computer hidden behind – meaning each acts as a powerful secret speaker, emitting a specially curated playlist to enhance the artwork.”
For more information about the prince’s photo exhibition as well as to view the images please click here and here.
On the morning of November 3, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain attended the seminar, Cooperación Española 2030: España y la Nueva Agenda de Desarrollo Sostenible, held at the Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid.
The purpose of today’s seminar, organized by the Biblioteca Nacional de España and the Real Instituto Elcano, was to:
“…contribute to a new strategic vision for the Spanish cooperation framed by Agenda 2030. The seminar follows the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015, which took place last September. The participants agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals and an international agenda for achieving them before 2030.”