H.R.H. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Crown Princess of Norway
H.R.H. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway is actively involved in HIV/AIDS-related work at the national and international level. In 2006, she was appointed Special Representative for UNAIDS. Two years later, she was invited by UNAIDS to participate in strategic planning of the future AIDS response. She has also spent three months at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, where she focused on HIV/AIDS. Another area of focus for the Crown Princess is strengthening youth leadership, which is addressed through her active participation as a Board Member of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess' Fund, which aims to empower youth in Norway. The Crown Princess is patron of the Norwegian Red Cross, among several other organizations, and has been a Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Healthy New Generation. She holds a Master's degree in Management from BI Norwegian Business School and has studied development issues at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.