The Crown Princess at World Water Week

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.

The Crown Princess and Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly of the United Nation. Photo:

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.

World Water Week 2017

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 Weekexternal link, opens in new window, a global water conference arranged by Stockholm International Water Instituteexternal link, opens in new window (SIWI).

This year's theme is water and waste: reduce and reuse.

The Crown Princess as an advocate for the UN's global sustainable development goals

The Crown Princess is one of 17 members of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocacy Groupexternal link. 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 websiteexternal link, opens in new window.