The Queen meets with the World Childhood Foundation

The Queen opens the World Childhood Foundation's annual meeting in Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace.

The Queen opens the World Childhood Foundation's annual meeting in Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November, The Queen attended the World Childhood Foundation's annual meeting and international meeting at the Royal Palace.

The World Childhood Foundation was founded by The Queen in 1999 and works to prevent violence and sexual assaults against children.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the World Childhood Foundation.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the World Childhood Foundation. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Thursday, the organisation's annual meeting was held in the Bernadotte Library and was attended by boards and employees from the World Childhood Foundation's offices in Sweden, Brazil, Germany and the USA.

Representatives from the World Childhood Foundation's offices in Sweden, Brazil, Germany and the USA attended the organisation's annual meeting.

Representatives from the World Childhood Foundation's offices in Sweden, Brazil, Germany and the USA attended the organisation's annual meeting. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Queen opened the annual meeting by welcoming the attendees and presenting the work and activities carried out in the various countries during the year. They then discussed Childhood's global strategy for 2020-2022 together. The meeting concluded with discussions about online child safety.

During the afternoon, The Queen also took part in Childhood Germany's board meeting.

A dinner was held on Thursday evening in Prince Bertil's Apartments at the Royal Palace to mark the 20th anniversary of the World Childhood Foundation.

International Council

On Friday 22 November, The Queen took part in the World Childhood Foundation's International Council meeting. These cooperation meetings are held several times each year, giving representatives from Childhood's four sister foundations in Sweden, Brazil, the USA and Germany the opportunity to share experiences and discuss shared issues.

The World Childhood Foundation

The Queen is the founder and Honorary Chair of the World Childhood Foundation. The work of the World Childhood Foundation is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and is religiously and politically independent. Childhood has offices in Sweden, Brazil, Germany and the USA.

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