On Wednesday 21 April, The Crown Princess opened Stockholm Art Week with a digital speech.
Stockholm Art Week is taking place between 21 and 25 April, opening on UN World Creativity and Innovation Day, which this year focused on the importance of art for a sustainable society.
The Crown Princess opened Stockholm Art Week with a digital speech. In her speech, she emphasised the importance of art and culture:
"Art and culture […] help us appreciate our differences – but also, to see how much there is that unites us, as humans, across time and space.
"I hope that this day and the week ahead will inspire more young people to find their creative voice, to trust it – and to use it."
Read The Crown Princess's speech in full here.
The aim of Stockholm Art Week is to promote Stockholm as a living city of art and Sweden as an art destination.
Find out more about Stockholm Art Week 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.