HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits Washington, D.C.


On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived at the United States Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C. to participate in the Financial Inclusion Forum panel discussion.

The Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held today’s forum to discuss ways to foster greater access to safe and affordable financial services for everyone.

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(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Opens an Exhibition in Monaco-ville.

On November 28, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the exhibition, Linked, at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco in Monaco-ville.

The exhibition, organized by the Cerny Inuit Collection, displays contemporary Inuit works that combine art and science and will also help to raise awareness of this issue.  Linked also emphasizes the interdependence of different cultures and the urgent need to reach international agreement in order to combat climate change effectively.

Linked will be open to the public until February 26, 2016 at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco.



(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II Witnesses a Signing of a Declaration.

On the evening of November 29, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco witnessed the signing of Because the Ocean, a declaration on ocean and climate change in Paris, France.

The high-level meeting and signing agreement was organized by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, the Global Ocean Commission, the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Government of France, the Government of Chile, and the French scientific organization Tara Expeditions.

Signed by ten other countries, the declaration provides for the creation of a special report on the ocean, respect for the Sustainable Development Goal No. 14, and the appointment of a working group, Ocean, under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.