On Wednesday 10 April, The Crown Princess held an audience with Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Dr Tedros was visiting Sweden in connection with the WHO Partners Forum, held on 9-10 April in Stockholm.
The focus of the forum was on financing and long-term approaches. The subjects addressed during the forum included the Ebola situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the need for reforms within WHO.
During the audience, The Crown Princess and Dr Tedros spoke about WHO's work with the UN's global sustainable development goals. WHO focuses on equitable access to basic healthcare for all, the effective management of threats to health, outbreaks of diseases and humanitarian situations, and preventive health work to create the right conditions for healthy choices.
The audience concluded with The Crown Princess handing over a copy of the 2019 PEP report to Dr Tedros.
The World Health Organization, usually abbreviated to WHO, was founded in 1948. It is one of the UN's specialist agencies and is based in Geneva.
The aim of the organisation is that the health of all people should be as good as possible. WHO works to coordinate international medical aid in locations affected by infectious diseases such as SARS, malaria and AIDS. WHO also works to fight other diseases, for example by distributing vaccines.
In addition, the organisation aims to help people in other ways and strives to promote good health in general. WHO defines health physical, mental and social wellbeing.
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.
In her role as an advocate, The Crown Princess has chosen to focus in particular on work relating to the sea and fishing.
Find out more about the global goals and Agenda 2030 at the UN's website.