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The Group of Friends for Drowning Prevention was established at the United Nations on the occasion of World Water Day on Thursday, March 22, and the launch of the International Decade for Action on Water 2018-2028.
HE Isabelle Picco, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Monaco to the UN, restated the commitment of Princess Charlene and her Foundation in the prevention of drowning. The Ambassador also said that swimming is an integral part of the school curriculum in the Principality.
Recognised institutions such as the Royal National Lifeboats Institution and Bloomberg Philanthropies will support the member states of the Group of Friends for the prevention of drowning in their fight against this “silent epidemic”.
The Group currently has eleven Member States: Bangladesh, Denmark, Fiji, Ireland, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam.
The architecturally exciting new home of the International University of Monaco has been officially inaugurated by H.S.H. Prince Albert II and National Council President Stéphane Valeri.
A new photo book paying tribute to the 126 people who work behind the scenes at the Prince’s Palace and his private home, Roc Agel, has been released.
Prince Albert has joined a gathering of the entire Red Cross Movement in Geneva for a conference under the theme: ‘Acting today to shape the world of tomorrow’.
Monaco now has four new Ambassadors from Belarus, Malayia, Mali and the European Union.