It seems that AIDS is the topic for the month of June, as Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway started on Saturday by opening the youth arrangement called “Thinking ahead.” The arrangement dealt with questions regarding how youth can fight discrimination and other issues connected with how people view HIV/AIDS.
She also opened the campaign “The City Cares” along with the mayor of Oslo, Fabian Stang.
Today, the Crown Princess, along with the Norwegian minister for environment and development, is hosting the conference Young Leaders Summit II at Losby Manor.
Haakon and Mette-Marit participated in the first conference when it took place in San Francisco a couple of years ago, and this time around they’re playing hosts to around 30 youth leaders from all over the world. They are gathered together to discuss the fight against HIV/AIDS, and the challenges around discrimination of people with HIV.
Included in the conference, there will be a closed reception at Oslo City Hall for the participants of the conference, as well as people in Oslo who have been marked by the HIV virus in one way or another.
This evening, there will be a garden concert, where also the Crown Princess and Crown Prince will be attending.
Tomorrow, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess will be hosting a reception at the Royal Yacht, Norge.