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H.R.H. The Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

Crown Prince of Norway, The Royal Palace

1995, graduated from the Norwegian Naval Academy; BA in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; Master’s in Development Studies, London School of Economics. Broad national and international engagement. Youth leadership and global development are issues particularly close to heart. Since 2003, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – today focusing in particular on the Sustainable Development Goals. Co-Founder, Global Dignity; engaged in The Crown Prince and Crown Princess’s Humanitarian Fund. The fund identifies and supports projects for young people at risk and aims to strengthen youth leadership. As heir to the Norwegian throne, has an extensive number of official engagements in Norway, and is patron of various associations. Every year, leads Norwegian delegations abroad to strengthen bilateral relations within trade and industry, science and humanitarian fields. Has also represented Norway in the UN. Over several years, has had a special interest in development issues, in particular the role of technology and how innovation can contribute to move the world forward. Interests: surfing, kiting, and music.