On 14 February 2019, SIPRI proudly hosted a visit from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria. As one of 17 Advocates for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Crown Princess was briefed by SIPRI researchers on topics related to the implementation of Agenda 2030.
During the visit, the Crown Princess engaged in a round-table discussion with SIPRI’s experts on the Institute’s work. They discussed the current situation in the world, characterized by challenges related to insecurity, climate-related risks and development. The discussion focused on SIPRI’s work on Agenda 2030, as well as on local peacebuilding in the Sahel region of West Africa. Discussion also focused on how climate and security affect today’s world and how the international community can respond.
Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board, welcomed the Crown Princess, together with Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, and Sigrún Rawet, SIPRI Deputy Director.