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Crown Prince to the WEF in Davos. Aftenposten reports on a busy agenda for His Royal Highness. Norway’s Crown Prince, Haakon Magnus, will be travelling to this year’s World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos in an attempt to agree on a partial way forward. Fighting poverty “We’re working on specific projects to fight poverty and create conditions for global harmonisation. But we also discuss why we’re engaged in it, with the individual’s dignity being an important part,” he tells Aftenposten.

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Crown Prince to the WEF in Davos

Published on Sunday, 24th January, 2010 at 18:01 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 28th January 2010 at 08:11.

Aftenposten reports on a busy agenda for His Royal Highness.

The Crown Prince Haakon Magnus
The Crown Prince Haakon Magnus
Photo: Jarvin/Wikimedia Commons


Norway’s Crown Prince, Haakon Magnus, will be travelling to this year’s World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos in an attempt to agree on a partial way forward.

Fighting poverty

“We’re working on specific projects to fight poverty and create conditions for global harmonisation. But we also discuss why we’re engaged in it, with the individual’s dignity being an important part,” he tells Aftenposten.

Being both initiative-taker and member of the group established by the WEF in 2005 called “Young Global Leaders” (YGL), has meant weekly conference calls for the Crown Prince for the past few months.

The group consists of between 200 and 300 leaders below 40 chosen by the WEF annually.

Part of his job will be to work on a project called “Global Dignity” (GD) that he founded in 2006.

The GRI

His Royal Highness will also be engaged in heading YGL’s work connected to the “Global Redesign Initiative” (GRI), a worldwide network of over 3,000 leaders and experts initiated by Professor Klaus Schwab.

“It’s to function as a type of generator of ideas. Its aim is to come with suggestions for real projects that will lift poor people out of an undignified life, and up on to the road towards a standard of living they’re entitled to. It’s also important to give these a direction and framework that help make it both real and useful to the people who need it,” the Crown Prince says.

Wishes

In addition, he will be presenting the WEF with a report on what the current generation would like to see happen.

“Young people are concerned about the climate and the fight against poverty. They’d really like to be part of the decision-making process early on,” says Haakon Magnus, who has been discussing this with youths from over 20 different countries.

Watch the WEF’s video interview with Klaus Schwab about this year’s meeting, called “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild”, below.


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Published on Sunday, 24th January, 2010 at 18:01 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 28th January 2010 at 08:11.

This post has the following tags: crown, prince, norway, haakon, magnus, world, economic, forum, davos, switzerland, poverty, young, global, leaders, diginity, redesign, initiative, klaus, schwab.





  
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