The days of 23-25 October 2023, HRH The Crown Princess participates in the celebration of UN Day in New York as well as in a number of arrangements which are part of promoting Denmark’s candidacy for the UN Security Council. Furthermore, Her Royal Highness will subsequently take part in World Anti-Bullying Forum 2023 in North Carolina.
The Crown Princess visits New York the days of 23-24 October. On Monday evening, The Crown Princess will deliver the opening speech for a reception at the UN Mission to emphasise Denmark’s championing role in “The Coalition on Addressing Sea-Level Rise & Existential Threats”, which works to raise awareness of the consequences of climate change, including the impact of rising sea levels on low-lying societies. Participating in the reception are the UN ambassadors from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which is an association of 39 small developing island nations, as well as representatives from the other nations championing the coalition.
The following day, The Crown Princess takes part in a number of meetings in connection with UN Day and with a view to supporting Denmark’s candidacy for the UN Security Council 2025-2026. Among other things, The Crown Princess has a meeting with the executive director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Catherine Russell, and a number of female UN ambassadors about international work with education and climate.
Afterwards, The Crown Princess delivers the opening speech for a roundtable discussion on the future of multilateralism in connection with UN Day arranged by Singapore and the International Peace Institute with the participation of representatives from the member nations of FOSS (Forum of Small States).
As patron of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), The Crown Princess will meet later in the day with the executive director of UNFPA, Dr. Natalia Kanem, to discuss women’s and girls’ rights.
On 25 October, The Crown Princess participates together with The Mary Foundation in the conference World Anti-Bullying Forum 2023, which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference brings together researchers, practitioners and others who work with bullying to focus on bullying from a number of different angles. Her Royal Highness will deliver the conference’s opening speech on The Mary Foundation’s efforts to combat bullying, and The Crown Princess will also participate in part of the conference’s remaining programme.