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Danish Imprints on the 70th Anniversary of the UN

06.10.2015  11:05
Every year, heads of state from around the world travel to New York to participate in the UN’s General Assembly (UNGA), which this year marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

There have been several Danish imprints, as the President for UNGA is Danish, Mogens Lykketoft, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen led the adoption of the UN’s new Global Goals for Sustainable Development and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, called for renewed commitment to the 0.7 % GNI target.

The Foreign Minister has also announced, that the Danish government has set aside DKK 20 million to assist in ongoing aid efforts in Yemen and is sending 12 police officers to Mali to strengthen Denmark’s contribution to the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSMA.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister together with the Danish delegation has participating in several other high level meetings such as the UNGA debate, UN Peace Operations, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and meeting with the Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon.

Royal participation
At a side event to the UNGA, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended ”Mobile Innovations for Maternal Health”, which was organized by the Maternity Foundation. As a patron to the Maternity Foundation the Crown Princess was invited to speak about the importance of maternal health.

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