Prince Albert celebrates 30th anniversary of Monaco joining UN

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Albert II, Prince of Monaco, was in New York to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Monaco joining the United Nations.

These celebrations are also part of the Prince Rainier III centenary celebrations. Prince Albert met with the President of the 77th session of the General Assembly, Csaba Kőrösi. They spoke about the environment and women’s rights in Monaco.

He was joined by his sister Princess Stéphanie, and Isabelle Berro-Amadei, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and Isabelle Picco, Monaco’s Ambassador to the United Nations, for a meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

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The main talking points were once again the environment, but the war in Ukraine and Monaco’s actions were also discussed.

Prince Albert spoke at the ratification of the BBNJ (biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction) Treaty, which has been designed to protect marine biodiversity on the high seas.

He said, “With this Agreement, we are breaking with the status quo. We commit ourselves to fight more effectively against the threats affecting the seas and oceans, in particular, the massive loss of marine biodiversity, the destruction of marine habitats and ecosystems, pollution, overfishing and the harmful effects of climate change. (…) The same determination that led to the conclusion of the negotiations must guide us to ensure that this historic agreement is implemented as quickly as possible.”

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