On Monday 28 August, The Crown Princess attended a seminar on antibiotic resistance, which was held at Folkets Hus in Stockholm. The lecture was part of World Water Week.
On the Monday afternoon, The Crown Princess attended the seminar 'Antimicrobial resistance putting sustainable development at risk – drivers, impacts, solutions'. The seminar addressed the way in which the spread of antibiotic resistance threatens sustainable development globally, as well as its consequences and what we can do to minimise the problem. Many different initiatives are dealing with these issues, from businesses, researchers and civil society, and at local, national and global levels. During the seminar, experts presented ongoing initiatives to combat antimicrobial resistance and the spread of pharmaceuticals into the environment from various perspectives.
The seminar was arranged by SIWI Swedish Water House together with SIAN I, Sida, Nordea and Kommunal.
After the seminar, The Crown Princess took part in a meeting with Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Nicolai Schaaf, who is responsible for SIWI's work with water and pharmaceuticals, and Karin Glaumann, who leads SIWI's work with issues relating to water and food. The theme for the discussion was water and the global goals.
From 27 August to 1 September, experts, decision-makers and innovators from around the world have come to Stockholm to discuss water-related issues during World Water Week, a global water conference arranged by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
This year's theme is water and waste: reduce and reuse.
The Crown Princess is one of 17 members of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocacy Group. The group's task is to promote the UN's sustainable development goals – Agenda 2030 – in various ways.
The Crown Princess mainly works with issues relating to water and health.
Find out more about the global goals and Agenda 2030 at the UN's website.