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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Attends the Launch of the UNFPA State of World Population report 2022.

On the afternoon of May 24, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the launch of the UNFPA State of World Population report 2022 held inside the Maersk Tower at the University of Copenhagen. The crown princess is Patron of the UNFPA.

According to the Danish royal court, this year’s State of World Population Report focused on:

“…the fact that almost half of all pregnancies are unplanned, which has serious consequences for society, women and girls, for global health and for the possibility of achieving world goals.

Subsequently, the Crown Princess attended a panel discussion in which the participants discussed solutions to the fact that globally there are more than 250 million women who want to avoid pregnancy but are not protected by effective contraception.

The Crown Princess has been a patron of UNFPA for 12 years. Over the years, Her Royal Highness has had a special focus on the organization’s key focus areas, which is to work for a world where every pregnancy is desired, where every birth is safe, and where all young people are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Meets with the CEO of UN Women, Ms. Sima Sami Iskandar Bahous.

On May 18, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark met with the CEO of UN Women, Ms. Sima Sami Iskandar Bahous, in Copenhagen.

According to the Danish royal court, Ms. Bahous informed Crown Princess Mary of the:

“…status orientation on the fulfillment of the UN’s world goal number five, which is about gender equality. Gender equality is being challenged by climate change, pandemics, hunger, and food shortages, and UN Women is working to integrate gender equality broadly into development cooperation agendas.

Also present at the reception were director of the UN Women Nordic Office Caroline Rusten, planning and coordination specialist at the UN Women Executive Office Sarah Brun, office manager at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Marianne Kress, and the Crown Princess’ private secretary, court lady Henriette Ellermann-Kingombe.”

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Presents Awards During the Womenomics Nordic Business Conference.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the 8th Edition of the Womenomics Nordic Business Conference held at the Villa Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark.

According to a press release, the conference brings together a, “…number of leaders from Denmark and abroad as well as leading diversity experts and politicians who will meet to debate the latest statistics, trends, and solutions in the field of diversity and gender equality as well as specific cases from the business community.”

During today’s conference, Crown Princess Mary presented three awards to outstanding women for their leadership:

The Womenomics Arts Award went to Ms. Trine Dyrholm for her acclaimed career and choice of roles that show the diversity and complexity of womanhood and challenge established gender stereotypes.

The Womenomics Entrepreneurship Award went to Ms. Nima Tisdall and Ms. Christine Hebert the founders of Blue Lobster, who use technology to help create a more sustainable fishing industry.

The Womenomics Leadership Award went to Ms. Caroline Farberger, partner & chairwoman at Wellstreet, who is being honored as an accomplished CEO and transgender role model, using her platform and personal story to challenge corporate gender biases.

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of CoC Playful Minds in Billund.

On the morning of Monday, May 16, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the Capital of Children (CoC) Playful Minds 10th anniversary celebrations in Billund.

According to a press release, the CoC Playful Minds organization works to:

“…fulfill a vision that Billund, Denmark should be the Children’s Capital. The vision of making Billund into the Capital of Children was developed in a unique public/private partnership between Billund Municipality and the LEGO Foundation.

The work consists, among other things, of creating projects, supporting initiatives, inviting collaboration, and creating a common direction for activities and initiatives in this connection.”

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Hosts a Meeting for The Mary Fonden Governing Body.

On the afternoon of Thursday, May 12, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark hosted a meeting for The Mary Fonden governing body held at Frederik VIII Palace, Amalienborg, in Copenhagen.

The Mary Fonden is advised and guided by a governing body consisting of the Foundation’s co-founders and leading financial partners.

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Visits the University of Copenhagen.

Photo courtesy of the Danish royal court

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited the Crown Princess Mary Center at the University of Copenhagen where she met with several researchers who presented their latest projects.

During yesterday’s visit, the crown princess was also informed about the center’s work which aims to build an “…interdisciplinary knowledge environment, which will focus on finding new solutions to current societal challenges with people at the center…” according to the Danish royal court.

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Attends the WOMEN’S Health/Tech Mother’s Day Event in Copenhagen.

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the WOMEN’s Health/Tech Mother’s Day event hosted by the Maternity Foundation in Copenhagen. The Crown Princess is the Patron of the Maternity Foundation.

According to the official website for the Maternity Foundation, today’s event brought together:

“…global organizations and foundations, tech and pharmaceutical industries, researchers, and scientists. [Discussions focused on] how innovation and digital solutions can help ensure women’s access to a safe birth in low- and middle-income countries.

During today’s event, Crown Princess Mary gave a speech about the:

“…importance of using Mother’s Day to mark that all women – no matter where they live – have the right to a safe pregnancy and birth. The Crown Princess pointed out in her speech that, for the first time in decades, an increase in maternal mortality is being seen, and that this is partly due to the fact that global health has been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, about one million midwives globally are missing to give women and newborns access to a safe birth. The Crown Princess ended her speech by expressing a hope that today’s event will help pave the way for new and innovative solutions that can promote women’s health.

Maternity Foundation is a Danish NGO that works to train midwives in low- and middle-income countries.

For more information about the Maternity Foundation please visit its official website here.

Photos courtesy of the Maternity Foundation/C.Philipa/Twitter