He was, like Prince Gustaf Adolf, strongly committed to the Scout movement, and was head of the Swedish Guide and Scout Association in 1937 and chair of the Swedish Guide and Scout Council in 1947. In 1943, he became deputy chair of the Swedish Red Cross. During the Second World War, he led several rescue missions on behalf of the Red Cross. In the spring of 1945, he led the mission involving the “white buses", which saved around 30,000 people from the concentration camps.
Minister for Defence Sten Tolgfors gave an outline of Swedish defence policy then and now, entitled "Defence policy, tradition and renewal".
Gunilla Herolf, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, spoke of "Peace promotion operations from 1948 to the present day".
Henrik Landerholm, Director-General of the Folke Bernadotte Academy, talked about the academy's work.
Pierre Schori concluded the seminar with an appeal "to protect our peacekeepers and give them a clear mandate, and not least to protect the UN".
The moderator was Lars Adaktusson.