The King and The Crown Princess attend the Stockholm +50 environmental conference
On Thursday 2 June, The King and The Crown Princess attended the Stockholm +50 environmental conference at Stockholmsmässan.
On arrival at Stockholmsmässan, The King and The Crown Princess were met by Prime Minster Magdalena Andersson and UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
The conference began with an opening speech from The King, in which he said:
Fifty years and several environment conferences have passed since that historic meeting in Stockholm in 1972.
“We have come a long way since then. But let me be clear: we do not have fifty more years to turn the development around.”
HM The King
During the first session of the conference, the nations present reported on their climate work and negotiations took place on a number of decisions.
The King and The Crown Princess then took part in two bilateral discussions with UN Secretary-General António Guterres and with President of the General Assembly of the United Nations Abdulla Shahid.
Reception at the Royal Palace
In the evening, The King hosted a reception at the Royal Palace for heads of state and government, ambassadors, ministers and UN representatives in connection with the Stockholm +50 environment conference.
The reception was held in the Victoria Salon at the Royal Palace, where the guests were introduced to The King.
The 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment
The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held in Stockholm in June 1972. The then Crown Prince Carl Gustaf visited Folkets Hus during the conference.