On Tuesday 26 January, The Crown Princess attended the digital closing conference for the DUNC EU project.
DUNC – Development of UNESCO Natural and Cultural Assets – is an EU-funded cooperation project that has been coordinated by Karlskrona Municipality. Over a period of three years, the project has worked to increase commitment to sustainable tourism and to strengthen local industry at four World Heritage sites around the southern Baltic Sea:
The Crown Princess attended the project's digital closing conference, during which she said:
"As an alumni ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals, the future of the ocean, and the Baltic Sea in particular, is a topic very close to my heart. [...]
"I believe the DUNC project is a great example of how we can come together, around the Baltic, to address the challenges we have in common. And I look forward very much to hearing more about the achievements that have been made over the past three years."
Find out more about the DUNC EU project here.
In January 2016, the then UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed the Crown Princess as one of 17 advocates for the work involved with the UN's sustainable development goals. The advocates' task is to promote the UN's sustainable development goals – Agenda 2030 – in various ways. Since 2019, The Crown Princess has been part of the alumni group.
As an alumnus, The Crown Princess will continue to focus in particular on work relating to the sea and fishing.
Find out more about the global goals and Agenda 2030 at the UN's website.